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10 Good Reasons Why We Eat Salad

1. They are full of salad nutrition that our body needs for it’s well being and health. Much nutrition is lost through cooking food.
2. They are easily transportable, being normally served cold they can be packed into containers with lids without spoiling, especially if the dressing is added when ready to eat. They are just as at home in the lunch box as a sandwich.
3. They are great for any type of meal, whether a light lunch or as a filling main course at dinner. They can even be one of the courses in their own right. A prawn cocktail is a good example of this.
4. They bring balance to the meal by providing a refreshing accompaniment to just about anything. A light salad brings great balance to a heavier dish (such as pasta).
5. You can add almost anything to a salad (from pulses and meat to fruit and vegetables), making it an incredibly adaptable dish that can easily be served to vegetarians or those on special diets. Even adding a salad dressing is an option and again there are many different types to suit the salad and the eater. They don’t have to be high in calories either, but many would say that a salad isn’t complete without a dressing to make it come alive!
6. They can be served cool and crisp in the Summer or warm and filling in the Winter. No-one wants to be slaving over a hot stove in the heat of the Summer and yet even the right type of salad can provide comfort food in the Winter.
7. A salad is a great convenience food that will quickly provide a nutritious meal, unlike many other convenience foods. It can be quickly put together and served in time for the hungriest of diners and you don’t have to be an expert cook either!
8. It provides a great way to use local, home-grown produce from the garden or local allotment, making it especially economical in the Summer. There is nothing more satisfying than preparing salad ingredients that have only just been picked and not having to worry about the shelf life or sell-by-date. The addition of slugs or mud are a small price to pay for these other advantages.
9. It lends itself to creativity with an ample provision of shapes and colours which even the novice can turn into a masterpiece. It can make an attractive centrepiece to any party table.
10. Salads are packed full of taste, especially when they haven’t been cooked. The cooking process destroys a lot of the flavour in food.

Christine Hulme loves writing about ways in which we can “live well” in a difficult world. She believes in creating a safe place in a healthy family environment, from which she believes we can go out and accomplish great things. She has an NVQ3 In Early Years Care & Education and loves cooking, arts & crafts, music, guitar, singing, walking, swimming and sharing these things with others.

The Best Most Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe in the World!

My mother has been making this cake for years, and it is hands down the most delicious moist chocolaty-cake you’ll ever have. She says the secret ingredients are the pudding mix and the sour cream – so don’t scrimp on those! Enjoy!

1 (18 1/2 ounce) box Duncan Hines moist deluxe devil’s food cake mix

3 1/2 oz instant chocolate pudding mix

1/2 cup chocolate chips

4 eggs

3/4 cup vegetable oil

1 1/2 cups sour cream

3/4 cup Kahlua

4 tablespoons powdered sugar

3/4 cup chopped walnuts, divided

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease or Butter Bundt Pan

Mix all ingredients well in a large bowl.

Pour into a greased, 12-cup bundt pan Add 12 walnuts to top of cake and bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with crumbs clinging to it – about 45 minutes.

Cool in pan and serve on a platter with powdered sugar lightly sifted over the top. YUMMY!

The Best Toasted Sandwich Maker

The Best Toasted Sandwich Maker

Hello Everyone,

If you are a busy professional like me and want to try to eat healthy, have little clean up and quickly then you are looking for a a way to do this correct? Well we made this site in hopes to achieve this. We have focused on a select few panini presses.  We chose the particular brands because their product reputation and stylishness. These brands also come with recipes for the panini press.  These presses will have your food ready in minutes.

A 51jHurgMT1L._SL500_AA300_.jpgtoasted sandwich maker is so simple to use that your children (if you have any) will be able to use these cookers with ease.  I showed my girlfirend’s son how to easily make a griled cheese with ham on it. He is 9 years old and the only thing I help him with is the clean up.  He now knows how to turn it on, what settings to put it on and he is ready to go. Now he doesn’t have to call us every time he wants something to eat!

A nice looking griddler or panini press in your kitchen will be able to do this for you.  Some griddlers such as the Cuisinart GR-4N 5 in 1 Griddler is sleek, and has a 5 in 1 option. It is a contact grill, panini press, full grill, half grill and full griddle.  The grease and fat slides right off the grill as a contact grill, delicious sandwiches can be made while it is a panini press, as a full grill you can make burgers steak and chicken.  When Breakfast rolls around you can lift the plates over and make a mass of pancakes, eggs and sausages. As a half grill you can make full meals on one side such as bacon and sauge and pancakes on the other side.

The Hamilton Beach Panini Press does one thing and does it well and that is … make toasted sandwiches that are on the gourmet level. It is a very inexpensive panini press and incredibly easy to use. It comes with a 2 year warranty.

The panini press Breville has devised is affordable and makes excellent restaurant style sandwiches. It has a scratch-resistant Quantanium surface for lower-fat cooking and comes with a 1 year warranty.  It is very simple and easy to use.

We will be updating this site regularly with recipes for the panini press. We will have recipes that cover fresh produce, seafood, poultrty, pork, and just about any kind of recipe that can be made on the press.  A panini press isn’t just a sandwich maker. It is a grill as well so you can cook almost anything on it like you would an oven.  This is especially useful when you are trying to come up with ways to get rid of leftovers.  Just grab some hoagy rolls, through your leftovers (chicken, beef, whatever) inside the roll, sprinkle cheezy and maybe some onion and slap it in the press. You are set.  If anyone complains…do like I do and say,”Don’t eat it!”

What is a Panini Press?

Well a Panini (“Little breads”)  is sandwich like food items with an italian origin. However, the actual word is Panino. It is a sandwich made from a loaf.  These are serverd warm but never toasted.  In Canada and the States the panini is a pressed sandwich but is not toasted. So when you make the sandwich and press it the device you make it in is the …..Panini Press.

Drinking The Black Forest Tea

Like all four Asian tea types sold in the market, black tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. But unlike other tea varieties, black tea undergoes full oxidation after it is withered, dried, and rolled. The fermentation of the leaves gives black tea a distinctively strong taste, body, and flavor.

Black tea is a favorite ingredient in making gourmet type teas or flavored teas. One of the most popular favored teas is black forest tea. Below are our top picks for black forest tea:

HonestTea – Black Forest Berry

Black Forest Berry is an herbal fruit infusion containing natural black tea. Sweet and succulent, whoever thought something as delicious as this could also be healthy? This black forest tea contains some of the best sources of antioxidants in the world – organic cane sugar, organic hibiscus, organic blackberry leaves, organic blueberries, organic raspberries, and natural berry flavoring.

EnglishTeaStore – Black Forest Naturally Flavored Black Tea Loose Leaf

The English Tea Store’s black forest tea hints at a piquant and astringent chocolate flavor with cherry undertones and creamy notes. Their black tea is a naturally flavored black tea, using natural high grown Ceylon tea from estates at more than 5500 feet above sea level. To give a clean true taste with no chemical aftertaste to their black forest tea, a natural flavor is added.

ZooScape – Black Forest Tea (Loose)

It’s like a dessert in a cup! Imagine a fine cup of Ceylon tea, naturally high grown, with natural organic flavors to make sure that there’s no chemical aftertaste. The result is black tea with a characteristic chocolate-cherry flavor. Just add a dash of milk, and you’re off to a fantastic start.

Directions – How to Make Black Forest Tea

So you bought yourself a nice bag of black forest tea. Now it’s time for you to get a-brewing. Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil and place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3/7 minutes according to taste. The longer the steeping time, the stronger the tea. Even though milk and a dash of sugar help enhance the flavor and character of your black forest tea, it is perfectly acceptable to consume this tea “straight up.”

Another method is to make yourself a cup of iced black forest tea. Just place six teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Next, pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea and let steep for about 5 minutes. Afterwards, quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water and pour the tea into it, straining the leaves as you go. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water.

Make your Own Cup

Who said you can only find black forest tea from the tea shop? Hey, if you can make your own black forest cake at home, then there’s no reason why you can’t brew your own cup of this wonderful dessert drink.

Just follow this recipe for a real chocolatey-fruity treat:

* 6 oz. hot black tea

* 2 tbsp. chocolate syrup

* 1 tbsp. maraschino cherry juice

* whipped cream

* chocolate shavings

* maraschino cherries

To prepare, just mix the tea with syrup and juice in a mug. Stir well then top with whipped cream, chocolate shavings and cherries.

Drink Passion Orange Guava Juice

As it gets cleared from the name, Passion Orange Guava Juice is the mixture of 3 juices which are juice of passion fruit, juice of orange, and juice of guava. It is the tropical style drink, which is believed to have been created by Mary Soon (a food product consultant) in 1971 in Hawaii.

It is the popular drink of Hawaii and the people of Hawaii is die-hard fan of this juice drink. It is generally made with 2 parts of juice of Passion fruit, 2 parts of juice of guava, and 1 part of juice of orange.
Now, various juice manufacturers are making Passion Orange Guava juice and thus you can find packaged POG juice over the numerous online marketplaces at cost-effective prices. This juice has a delicious taste and a lot of nutritional goodies. It is convenient to store and possesses a long shelf life.

It can be taken as a perfect breakfast meal in the morning. Children would love it for sure as it can satisfy their sweet tooth.

It contains a high amount of Vitamin C which can make your whole day refreshing and energetic. It is commonly believed and now a lot of studies and researches have confirmed that taking Vitamin C on a daily basis can keep you away from the common cold, flu, and influenza. Keeping in view of the fact that Vitamin C helps to cure cuts, wounds, and bruises, thus it is great for kids, as not to mention they are always likely to get injured easily while playing in the home or outside. Also, Vitamin C improves the immune system of the body so that it can better fight the attack of pathogens. Further, if you want to maintain your skin healthy, you should consume required daily dose of Vitamin C. Deficiency of Vitamin C can have very ill effects on the skin for instance scurvy, and also protects the skin from the harmful effects of Ultraviolet rays of the sun and reduces sunburns. It lightens age spots and reduces freckles and thus assists to get smoother & younger looking skin.

Furthermore, Passion Orange Guava juice is a good source of sodium, which helps to maintain the right level of fluids in the body. Also, sodium eliminates the risk of muscle cramps which are mainly caused owing to electrolyte imbalance as well as because of dehydration which are pretty ordinary throughout the summers. Sodium rich juices such as POG juice assist to maintain the balance of electrolyte in the body.

Passion Orange Guava juice or POG juice is a blend of three delicious juices. It is a very common juice drink of Hawaii which is now gaining popularity around the world. Let’s discuss more.

Raspberry White Chocolate Cake With White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Make this delicious layer cake to impress your family and friends. They will think even beginning bakers are experts! This cake starts with a simple box of white cake mix and from there you transform it into a masterpiece. And the white chocolate-cream cheese frosting–WOW. Make this cake for Valentine’s Day and using fresh raspberries decorate with a large heart on top.

6 oz white baking chocolate
1 stick butter
1 pkg (18.5 oz) white cake mix
1 cup milk
3 eggs
1 tbsp Raspberry extract
2 to 3 drops red food coloring
1 cup fresh raspberries, optional

Microwave white chocolate and butter in a bowl, stirring every 15 seconds until blended. Cool slightly.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the cake mix, milk, eggs, raspberry extract, and the butter mixture on low speed of electric mixer until moistened. Increase speed to medium and beat two minutes or until well blended. Pour batter evenly into two greased and floured 9-inch cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pans for 10 minutes then remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

8-oz cream cheese
1/4 cup stick butter
6-oz white baking chocolate, melted
2 tsps raspberry extract
2 cups powdered sugar

Beat cream cheese and butter in a large mixing bowl on medium speed until well blended. Add while chocolate and raspberry extract; mix well. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until light and fluffy.

To assemble:
Take 3/4 cup of the frosting and add the red food coloring from the cake ingredients. Mix until the color is well blended. Take 1 cake layer and place in the center of the serving plate. Top the cake layer with the tinted frosting, spreading evenly. Place the other layer over top of the frosting. Frost top and sides of the cake with the remaining frosting. If desired, arrange fresh raspberries around the top edge of the cake and around the bottom. Or put a few berries on the top in the center.

16 servings

Luscious Chocolate Cake Recipe

Resistance is futile! It is indeed hard to resist the sweet smell of chocolate cake, especially when the aroma is linked with nice memories.

My mom is a very open person, and always willing to share. Not only is she generous with her advice, but she will share with you all the things that she experienced. she is always willing to explain sewing, cooking, or advanced mathematics. There is one thing, however, that she guards jealously. It is her biggest secret, and she had promises that she will carry to the grave. And that is her chocolate cake recipe. So far, we tried everything to to get it from her.

This is not just a normal chocolate mix cake recipe. This is seriously gourmet. It is not a simple chocolate cake recipe, either. Chocolate cake is normally very easy to make, but hers demands all day and all night. She is literally in there for 12 hours at a time, slaving away on the perfect chocolate cake. But it is wonderful. It is priceless. It is the most delicious cake that I have ever ate. I could do anything to get that chocolate cake recipe.

The thing is, my mother isn’t all that into chocolate in general. She never makes chocolate brownies. When she goes to a restaurant she won’t even order a chocolate brownie. But that chocolate cake recipe is her favourite thing in the world. Every holiday she cooks it, and each time we ask for more. Nobody ever gets sick of it. Even my friends, strict vegetarians who will only eat vegan chocolate cake recipes usually, will make an exception for her delectable chocolate cake. It really is that good.

The truly sad part is that, since I first tasted that chocolate cake, I will not eat any other sort of chocolate desert. Even the finest German chocolate cake recipe leaves me unsatisfied. Part of it is that my dear mother made it. She spends so much time on it, and clearly wants us to like it so much, that it is hard to resist. I don’t know if I would like it quite as much if it were someone else who made it, but even so I would like it still. After all, she has won several cookingcontests with her chocolate cake recipe. She has only participated a handful of times, but every time she has entered the same recipe, and every time she has won. It was no use to try to sneak in the kitchen. Until I left the room, she just refused to go on with her cooking. I hope some day she will share the recipe with us.

Passion Orange Guava Juice Available Online

Passion Orange Guava juice is now available over the web. Moreover, in this article we will discuss more about the nutritional goodies and health advantages of this juice.

Passion Orange Guava juice or better known as POG juice are a tropical drink, which is known for its refreshing taste and soothing texture. It is believed to have been created in the year 1971 by Mary Soon who is a food product consultant. And as the name suggests, it is the mixture of guava fruit juice, orange fruit juice, and passion fruit juice.

You can also mix it with other fruit juices and  make great tasting mixed juices for instance, you can make passion orange guava punch. Ingredients you are required to make this drink are 7 ounces of POG juice, 1 ounce juice of maraschino cherry, and few maraschino cherries.

Pour the Passion Orange Guava juice and juice of maraschino cherry in a tall glass and stir it well. Now garnish the mixture with a few maraschino cherries and it is ready to be consumed!

This juice contains sodium, which is very vital to make fluid balances within the body and keep you hydrated round the clock. So, you can say this is a great drink to consume in Summers when your body is likely to lose more fluid from the body and chances of dehydration are high. Further, sodium helps muscle contraction, enzyme operation, as well as regulates the blood flow. It enhances brain functions, and keeps the body away from dizziness and lethargy. It helps the body for maintenance of absorption of glucose. It battles free radicals which cause skin aging. Also, it plays a pivotal role in hair growth and bone strengthening.

Furthermore, the passion orange guava juice is a great source of Vitamin C and contains more Vitamin C in 1 tall glass which is needed by an adult male in his daily diet. Not to mention, Vitamin C is a vital vitamin for the human body which provides several health benefits and keeps the body away from various kinds of diseases and illnesses. It helps prevent asthma, guards the body against different types of cancers, and a very important element for diabetic patients seeing that it supports healthy blood sugar levels.

Currently, Passion orange guava juice is available over the web at economical prices. You can utilize your web resources to order the juice and it will be delivered direct to your home.

Passion Orange Guava juice is now available over the web. Moreover, in this article we will discuss more about the nutritional goodies and health advantages of this juice.

Lello Musso Pola 5030 Desert Maker – Lello Musso 5030 Review

The Lello Musso Pola 5030 Desert Maker (also known as Lello Musso 5030) is a 2-quart capacity ice-cream machine. Thanks to this great capacity you can make up to 6 quarts of dessert whether it’s your favourite ice-cream, frozen yogurt or Italian gelato. The Lello Musso 5030 dessert machine is made of stainless-steel (including housing and blade) which guarantees durability and a classic finish.

Lello Musso 5030: Features and Specifications

The Lello Musso 5030 is a commercial batch maker that can make a 2-quart batch of dessert in about 20 minutes. In such a short time you will be able to enjoy any of your favourite dessert whether it’s fresh fruit sorbet, delicious gelato, sweet sherbet, rich ice-cream, refreshing frozen drink or yogurt.

This dessert maker has a self-contained freezing function which allows making dessert without thinking of salt or additional ice. Thanks to this great feature of the Lello Musso 5030, the whole dessert making process is so easy and quick that you will have your dessert ready in just 20 minutes!

Lello Musso 5030: Customer Reviews

We do appreciate quality and we want you to choose the best ice-cream that will meet all your needs. Due to this we asked the Lello Musso 5030 owners and people who had a chance to use this machine to share their experience. Below you will find a set of comments we received from them. We divided them into groups, and we believe it will help you to make your choice. Read all Lello Musso 5030 customer reviews below!


Because the Lello Musso 5030 is a professional ice-cream maker, it is heavier than other units, and you may want to dedicate some space in your house to avoid moving it around: „It is a fairly heavy machine and does take up some counter space.”

Although big, the Lello Musso 5030 is really quiet: „It is very quiet and you can easily carry on a conversation with it running in the background.” One chef was joking: „It is very quiet – which is a problem in our restaurant because we don’t hear it when it finishes.” 🙂


Many of the Lello Musso 5030 users said this machine has a great performance and is not as loud as others: „It is very quiet and you can easily carry on a conversation with it running in the background.” One ice-cream lover commented: „A simply outstanding piece of equipment. Above all else is the texture of any ice cream, sorbet, gelato, etc. The Lello Musso 5030 is instantly ready to scoop or quenelle after 20minutes and being able to turn off the chill button at anytime allows one to remove all of the product smoothly, not like the bowls you chill in the freezer and lose 1/4 of your product to over freeze.”


All users shared their great experience using Lello Musso 5030. They all agreed the unit costs much, but it is an excellent machine and is worth money you pay: „In summary the machine is expensive, but if you want or need a fast, high-end machine that produces excellent ice cream and sorbets then don’t hesitate. The Lello Musso 5030 is solid. Everyone who has come over to help try it out is amazed by the speed, low level of noise and the quality of the end result.”

Others said the Lello Musso 5030 machine has exceeded expectations and is definitely worth price you pay: „This machine is simply awesome. Definitely a bit pricey but a value purchase for a small, commercial-grade machine. Worth every penny.”

The Pros:

  • The Lello Musso 5030 is an electric ice-cream machine with a capacity of 2 quarts
  • Up to 6 quarts of dessert in an hour
  • Stainless-steel construction with stainless-steel blade
  • Long durability dessert maker
  • Made in Italy

The Cons:

  • As the bowl of the Lello Musso 5030 is not removable, it may seem difficult to clean. Following the reviewers, the cleaning process is really easy and takes a couple of minutes: „I have not had any problems and can clean it in a couple of minutes. It is easiest if you let it warm up for five or ten minutes before hand but a wet kitchen towel (warm) or some paper towels wipe it clean in two or three passes.”

Lello Musso 5030: Our Last Word

We see the Lello Musso Pola 5030 Desert Maker as the best choice if you need an excellent ice-cream maker with a smooth and quiet performance. Although expensive, the Lello Musso 5030 is a professional ice-cream maker worth money you pay. You won’t regret this purchase!

Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe


9 ounces unsalted butter, diced
9 ounces of dark chocolate (approx. 50% cocoa solids), broken into pieces
5 medium eggs, separated, whites from the yolks
9 ounces of sugar
1 Tablespoon of water

Glaze or Ganash:
5.25 ounces of dark chocolate, broken into pieces
2 Ounces of Heavy Cream
2 Tablespoons brandy

4 Ounces of powdered sugar and a sifter for dusting , and a doily to use as the mold for dusting a design on top of the cake
1 Sprig of Mint for the top as garnish

Directions for making the no bake chocolate cake recipe:
Preheat the oven to 325 for a gas oven, and 350 for an electric oven. You will need a 9″ cake pan with a removable base, to add the cake mixture to before baking. In a pan over a double boiler you will melt the chocolate, and the butter, stirring often, and be careful not to burn. Once it is totaly melted remove from the double boiler, and wait to add the rest of the mixtures below as follows.

In a separate bowl you will whisk the egg yolks with half of the sugar for a few minutes until the egg yolk and sugar mixture is a pale yellow. This is done to make sure that the egg yolks are cooked, and the sugar is melted.

In a separate bowl you will whisk the egg whites with the other half of the sugar until they reach stiff peaks. When you have finished whisking you should have what is called a meringue, and it should be stiff and shiny.

You will then start to fold in the semi cool chocolate, and butter, into the yolks egg mixture, then the egg whites, you will do this in 1/3’s on each mixture. Make sure to fold in and not mix. You do not want to overwork, if you do the cake will be very dense instead of light and fluffy. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until done, when a tooth pick is inserted in the center, and comes out clear.

When the cake is cooked until done, you will remove the cake from the oven. You will then take a knife and insert it, and run it on the inside of the cake mold, and the outside of the cake. You are clearing the sides from the ring mold, and leave it to cool in the tin, on a wire rack. The wire rack will help air to circulate on the bottom so it will cool evenly, and it will cool somewhat faster. It will also help eliminate a soggy bottom, or center. The sides of the cake may shrink in some, or maybe even quite a bit that will be okay. You can trim the cake if you like, if the appearance is not an issue, that is all good, too.

While the cake is cooling melt the ganash, or glaze over a double boiler. You will do this with the chocolate, and the heavy cream stirring over a low to medium heat until all is melted. You will then add your Brandy and stir. You will then remove the cake ring or cake collar while leaving the cake on the base, place it on a plate or cake board. Trickle the icing over the top and edges, allowing it to run over. You will set the cake in a cool place or on a cooling rack for several hours for the icing to set.

Before you are ready for service you will use your doily at this time to make a pattern that you desire, and dust lightly over it, to make a design on the top of your cake. Do not touch the doily to the top of the cake just place about an inch or two above the top of the cake. Add your mint spring atop of the cake for the finishing touches. This cake can be served several hours after it has totally cooled, or you can chill it in the fridge and serve the next day if you so desire. Enjoy

Sopinga Recipe: Pasta Salad

Many of us are on diet, we prefer to eat healthy. But healthy food is not always delicious. But what if I say that your simple salad food can look more awesome and more delicious than ever. And this is universal truth that, everyone loves salad, so if you are a foodie or someone on diet, You gonna love this Salad. Today we have Pasta Salad.

Sopinga Recipe- Pasta Salad

Lets us start with the ingredients:

1. Spiral Pasta

2. Tomatoes

3. Cheese

4. Pepperoni

5. Bell Pepper

6. Black Olives

7. Pimentos

And now may be after reading the ingredients, you might be thinking, where could you find all the ingredients. It’simple just visit Sopinga and oorder all the ingredients online. So while reading or before you complete this article you might get all the ingrredients delivered at your door steps. You can buy all the ingredients online direct from your Smartphone or PC. Annd here is a good news, our Android & iOS App is also coming very soon.

I think you have visited Sopinga and found your ingredients, if not then let us know, what you were unable to find on our store. You can also find more recipes at our blogpage.

I think I have increased your appetite to much level. Now lets start preparing our delicious Pasta Salad. Lets us do it step by step:

Step#1. Cook Pasta according to the directions given on the package. Rinse with cold water, and drain it, drain it again.

Step#2. Now take a large bowl, mix all the ingredients. Shake the bowl well, shake it again, untill you feel like it’s mixed properly. (you can also add spices, according to your taste. If you want to.)

Step#3. Cover thhe boowl and put it inside refrigerator for a couple of hours (you can also keep it as long as 24 hours).

Step#4. Eat when ever you want. :).

The part about this Pasta salad is that you can take this food as your breakfast. And if you are a student or some geek, who loves to wake up till 5 AM, then this is a best energy food for you. You can also enjoy ths while watching a movie with your friends at weekends.
so i think you must give it a try, like we tried this, and we loved it a lot.

How was the salad, how muchyou liked it, please tell us we love to hear from you. Feel free to post any comments. We will revert to you on your every query.

So guyz dont wait for anything and start cooking your own Pasta salad.

In the comment box do tell us how much you liked it. Till our next recipe, stay healthy.

How to Prepare Panini Sandwich

Panini sandwich has acquired a great place in the wide range of sandwiches and is very popular. It is normally an Italian sandwich but famous all over as a new and trendy sandwich of this age. The Panini sandwich is made by stuffing cued meats and sometimes cheese. The best part of this type of sandwich is that it need not be cooked, just grilled. It is an expensive grilled sandwich full of cheese, grilled hot and with many flavor.

Some of the important specifications of the ingredients that will give you a clear idea, for preparing the Panini sandwich are as given below.

The bread for this type of sandwich should be somewhat heavy and suitable a flavored bread. Foccacia and Ciabatta are great for Panini sandwiches. Else, the other alternative could be any bread loaded with herbs. Ultimately, the tasteless white bread should be avoided.

Usually Panini is made out of cured meats like salami, pepperoni, or prosciutto. This does not require it to be fully cooked on the grill. The meat and the cheese should be thinly sliced. The sandwich can be tried out by adding fired roasted peppers. As the sandwich is going to be grilled, choice of any good vegetable is allowed which can grill well. If the vegetables are grilled before then the sandwich gets an added flavor.

Grilling the Panini sandwich will need a two-layer fire, i.e. a hot grill with low direct heat. An oiled cooking surface is essential to prevent sandwich from sticking to the surface of the grill. Place the sandwiches over the heating grill once they are stacked and close the lid. Wait until 10 minutes and turn it over to the other side. Open the lid and press each sandwich down with your spatula. Close the lid again for another minute then open it. It should be pressed for 10 more seconds and then removed. Thus, you will have a perfect Panini sandwich.

Making Panini sandwiches of all sorts are enjoyable, simple, and delicious. Many people plan their parties centered round the Panini sandwich, which is a fun idea. For making customized sandwiches, the following are the basic ingredients served.

* An assortment of good quality breads and rolls to choose from
* Several types of sliced cheeses that melt well when grilled
* Thinly-sliced precooked deli meats like turkey, ham, pepperoni and roast beef.
* Julian vegetables like the zucchini, green pepper,  eggplant and onion
* Fruits like pineapple can also be used for pizza Panini sandwich, olives, and sliced tomatoes

It is always better to have a person who is well equipped with the Panini maker when planning for a party. There are many varieties of different types of Panini sandwiches available. Like the Grilled Chicken and Mozzarella Panini, Dessert Panini, Vegan Panini Sandwich and many more. Some of the condiments can also be added to give it a flavored taste. They can range from mayonnaise, Italian dressing, ketchup, salsa, pickles and lettuce. Thus, Panini Sandwiches are grilled Italian-inspired sandwiches that are growing in popularity.

Rich, Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe

For this wonderful recipe, I recommend a good dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa solids because it gives a more chocolatey, fuller flavour to the chocolate cake. Green & Blacks chocolate is my favourite for this chocolate cake recipe.


For the chocolate cake:
200g Green & Blacks dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
200g light muscovado sugar
140g butter, softened
5 eggs, separated
100g plain flour
1tsp baking powder

For the chocolate cake icing:
250ml double cream
55g marshmallows
250g Green & Blacks dark chocolate, chopped


  1. Heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Line a 20cm loose based cake tin with greaseproof paper.
  3. Boil a pan of water and turn the heat down to a simmer.
  4. Put the chocolate pieces into a bowl and melt it over the pan of simmering water.
  5. When all the chocolate has melted, put it to one side to cool a little.
  6. In a large bowl beat sugar and butter together until light and fluffy.
  7. Add the egg yolks one at a time and beat them well as you add them.
  8. Gently fold in the flour and baking powder, then stir in the melted chocolate.
  9. In a separate bowl whisk together the egg whites until they form peaks.
  10. Fold the egg whites gently into the chocolate cake mixture.
  11. Tip the finished cake mixture into your ready prepared cake tin.
  12. Bake in the oven for about 35 minutes.
  13. Check it’s ready with a skewer, if it comes out of the cake clean then it’s ready, if not then bake for a little longer.
  14. Cool on a wire rack.

For the icing, heat together the cream and marshmallows until the cream is just boiling and all the marshmallows have melted into the cream, you must stir the icing all the time.
Add the chopped chocolate to the mixture and stir until it’s smooth and creamy.

Chop your cooled chocolate cake in half horizontally and spread over a little of the icing. Sandwich together and then spread the rest of the icing over the top of your cake.
Now enjoy!

Salad With Some Balsamic Vinegar And Avocado Oil

Fresh vegetables and fruits give you all the essential nutrients that you need, to stay hale and hearty for long time. In case, you want to attain maximum nutrients from your food then, you should try to consume raw fruits and vegetables. Processed vegetables are certainly tastier than the raw form, but after being subjected to heat vegetables often lose their nutrient content. This is same for fruits also, and if you want to attain maximum nutrients from fruits and vegetables, then you should try to switch to salads. In case, you are willing to control your weight, then salads can be quite good for you. Therefore, instead of that heavy meal, you should try to have a bowl of refreshing salad.

Salad is not just good for health but it is also easy to prepare. You can chop some fruits and vegetables within few minutes. You can also add some salad dressing and spices, to give it a nice refreshing flavor. You can pack salad even for lunch and it can also be a great midnight snack, on days when you stay awake late at night. Some people think that salad is just not meant for food lovers. In case, you also think in this way then, let me tell you that few types of salads are an absolute treat, and you can prepare them within the comforts of your home. You can buy ingredients like aged balsamic vinegar, to give a twist to your regular salad. These ingredients can make any regular salad, a treat for your taste buds. Therefore, you should consider buying some good quality vinegar and spices for salad dressing.

You should also invest on some good quality oil for preparing salad dressing. You can buy avocado oil for salads and various other types of dishes. Avocado oil is quite healthy and it can help in making some of the most scrumptious dishes. This light oil can be great for preparing salad dressing and it is much better than your regular vegetable oil. A drizzle of fresh avocado oil can make your salad healthier and more scrumptious. Therefore, you should consider adding this oil, to your grocery shopping list. If you are now willing to buy some avocado oil then, you should make sure that it is organic and is of good quality. You should always go for branded avocado oil, in order to make sure that you are investing on something, which is pure and healthy.

Mozzarella/Bologna and Fool Me Tofu Egg Salad Sandwiches Recipes

Diabetics, too, need or simple want to grab a sandwich from time to time.  It is possible to eat healthy sandwiches by using whole-grain breads with the meat and cheese that offer protein.  These Mozzarella/Bologna Sandwiches use whole-wheat English muffins as bread and feature bologna, cheese, and lettuce.  The Tofu “Egg” Salad Sandwiches are a great alternative for those who love egg salad but are trying to eat less eggs.


4 whole-wheat English muffins

2 tsp butter or margarine

2 tbsp low-fat mayonnaise

4 tsp pickle relish, drained

1/2 lb sliced bologna

1/2 lb Mozzarella cheese, sliced

4 lettuce leaves, washed and dried well

Split English muffins.  In a 10-inch skillet over medium heat, melt butter or margarine.  Put English muffin lower halves in skillet, split side down.  Cook until golden.  Remove to plate and repeat process with the upper halves.  Mix mayonnaise and pickle relish together in a small bowl.  On lower halves of muffins, arrange bologna and cheese slices on the cut sides.  Cut to fit.  Spread mayonnaise mixture over cheese and bologna.  Top with the top halves of the muffins.  Return sandwiches to skillet and brown over medium heat.  Serve on a lettuce leaf.


1/4 cup chopped celery

2 green onions, chopped

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 tbsp sweet pickle relish

1 tbsp dill pickle relish

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

1/4 tsp ground turmeric

1/4 tsp salt, optional

dash of fresh ground black pepper

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

1 pkg (12.3-oz) silken firm tofu, cubed

8 slices whole-wheat bread

4 lettuce leaves

In a small bowl, combine the celery, green onions, mayonnaise, pickle relishes, Dijon mustard, turmeric, salt (if using), and black and cayenne peppers.  Gently stir in the tofu.  Spread mixture over four slices of bread.  Top each with a lettuce leaf and add the remaining bread slices.


Pizza Pocket Sandwiches an Alternative to Peanut Butter and Jelly

Electric Sandwich maker grills are a quick and easy alternative to peaniut butter and jelly sandwiches. If you family is like mine, pizza is a favorite, but homemade pizza takes hours and some planning. Ordering out is very convenient, but it can be expensive. Especially when everyone wants different toppings.
An electric sandwich maker grill is a way to make everyone happy. Combine sandwiches with pizza and you get pizza sandwiches. The best way to do it, is to put out the toppings and have a “make your own” party. Everyone gets a custom made grill pizza sandwich. Younger children can do this with help and older kids can do this on their own. It is so simple that if you get a sandwich grill and keep ingredients in the fridge, your teenagers can do this for a snack after school.
Your kids will love this and mom gets a break. This is great for an activity and dinner.

Grill Pizza Pocket Sandwiches


    • bread
    • pizza sauce
    • pepperoni(optional)
    • cheese
    • butter

Directions: 1. Get 2 pieces of bread and spread sauce on one piece. Do not get it on the edges or it will not seal very well. 2. Then place your cheese slices on the top of the sauce. 3. Place pepperoni or whatever toppings you desire on the cheese. 4. Place the other piece of bread on top like a sandwich. 5. Spread butter lightly on both sides of the sandwich. 6. Place the sandwich in the sandwich maker grill and cook.

The pizza sandwiches will be very hot inside, so allow to cool for 3-5 minutes.

Sandwich Maker Grill Fruit Pies


    • fruit pie filling
    • bread
    • cinnamon
    • butter

Directions: 1. Take 2 pieces of bread and put a couple tablespoons of pie filling on one of the slices. 2. Place the other slice on top like a sandwich. 3. Spread a light amount of butter on each side of the sandwiches. 4. Sprinkle a small amount of cinnamon on the out side of the sandwich. 5. Place sandwiches in the sandwich maker grill and cook.

Be sure to let it cool as it is very hot inside and enjoy your desert pies!

Sandwich Maker Grilled Ham and Cheese Pockets


    • bread
    • ham slices or small chunks
    • cheese
    • butter


1. Take 2 pieces of bread and place cheese slices on one piece of bread. 2. Put your ham on the cheese slices. 3. Place the other slice of bread on top like a sandwich. 4. Spread a small amount of butter on each side of the sandwiches. 5. Place sandwiches in the sandwich maker grill and cook.

Adult Drinks for Cold Nights

That chilly season is coming when you want to stay inside, cuddled up with a blanket, your favorite person and a favorite steaming beverage. Maybe it’s a cup of coffee, hot chocolate, or a drink with a kick, you prefer, but you’ll want to try these drinks that will warm you all over.

One popular drink on a cold night is hot chocolate. There are many ways to prepare hot chocolate, either with water or even with milk. Some people like marshmallows while others prefer a hint of peppermint.  But for those that are able, a chill might be settled best with a cup of Caribbean hot chocolate which includes dark rum and Brown Crème de Cacao mixed into your mug of cocoa. For another version of hot chocolate you might want to consider Adult Hot Chocolate. This easy to make drink includes peppermint schnapps added to a cup of cocoa and then topping it with whipped cream.

Coffee, that popular morning get-me-going drink, could be served any time of the day.  Those looking for a caffeine buzz as well as a warm drink with a kick,  may want to consider a Comforting Coffee or a Coffee Royale. While these wouldn’t make a good before work drink, they could be a great side with dessert or after dinner beverage.   Comforting Coffee takes its name from the Southern Comfort that’s mixed in along with bourbon, cream, and Brown Crème de Cacao. Coffee Royale is simpler to make and includes sugar, heavy cream, and brandy mixed with a cup of black coffee

Other great drinks for a chilly night include mulled ale or Golden Apple Cider. If you have less of a sweet tooth, you may want a hot cup of mulled. Use your favorite flavor of stirred into a hot mixture of sugar, butter, ginger, and eggs. Golden apple cider is a sweeter alcoholic beverage that includes Goldschlager mixed with hot apple cider.

Various Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice

The aloe plant is a part of the lily family. There is a yellowish and sticky material in the aloe Vera leaf. Aloe vera is completely harmless and versatile. The health benefits of aloe Vera have been propagated throughout the world. The health benefits of aloe vera taken internally involve: improved circulation, regulation of blood pressure, promotes healing of bones and joints, strengthens the immune system, defends the body against bacteria, heals internal tissue damage, heals ulcers, improves and even eliminates constipation, blood sugar regulation, and reduces itchiness in psoriasis helping it to heal.

Today Aloe Vera is used in different products such as antiseptic creams, ointments, medicated shampoos, soaps, mouthwashes, toothpaste, hand & body creams and in pet products such as dog shampoo. Aloe Vera comes in the form of gel and liquid in the market. People can take aloe Vera juice as a diet supplement or directly. Aloe vera juice is made from aloe vera gel. It is one of the aloe vera products that can be taken internally so a person can get the internal benefits of aloe vera. Drinking aloe vera juice provides a rich cocktail of vitamins, minerals and trace elements to help our bodies deal with everyday stresses.

Aloe Vera Juice includes 12 natural substances that involve been revealed to inhibit inflammation without side effects. Aloe can as well support proper joint and muscle mobility. Some of the health benefits of Aloe Vera Juice are that it actually keeps the stomach acids evenly balanced and prevents less stomach aches. Aloe Vera juice is key in treating conditions such as acid indigestion, candida, colitis and irritable bowel syndrome. Aloe Vera Juice may bring a rich supply of building materials to create and keep excellent skin. Aloe Vera Juice also provides natural support for the immune system.

Aloe vera juice contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12 (the aloe vera plant is one of the small plants in the globe to involve vitamin B12), C, E, Folic Acid and Niacin. Some other profit of the juice when it is used in products. It can treat acne and pimple, it can treat dry skin, it conditions dry scalp and hair, controls dandruff, and it also provides a protection of underarm odor. Aloe Vera juice is also used in such product as nutritional foods, dietetic foods, drinks and fruit juices. The benefits of aloe vera juice go beyond that of the aloe vera gel. Putting aloe vera into an ingestible form allows people to get both the external and internal profit of aloe vera.

Dessert Bars are Hot for Weddings!

I have to say that one of my favourite trends right now is the dessert bar, which offers fun and a whimsical feeling to the wedding reception. A wedding is a party, so offer  your guests the opportunity to let go of their responsibilities and worries and be a kid again.

There is nothing sweeter than providing your guests with an awesome experience and the dessert bar is a great opportunity to do just that. By offering lots of options and unique choices, you will impress your guests. People will approach the table and say, “oh my, where do I start?”

What should be included? Anything that will hold up sitting unattended on a table for a while. It doesn’t require the same level of formality as the rest of the reception because guests will be serving themselves.

The key to a successful dessert bar is to include a wide variety of desserts like decadent chocolate creations, mini-cheesecakes, a chocolate fountain and a full display of candies.  Make sure you incorporate glass cylinders or containers at varying heights and complement it with unique bags, fun twist ties and a customized, personalized thank you label.

You can also offer a Coffee/Cappuccino/Expresso Bar as well as an Ice Cream Sundae Cart.

Some “unique” dessert bar offerings for 2011 are:

Macarons are almond paste dough that can be dyed to match your theme colours and filled with either gelato, ice cream or icing. It’s a new item that is quickly gaining in popularity and guests love them.

Ice cream floats are so child-like and fun; who can refuse one? Offer guests their favourite ice cream flavour and mix it with a soft drink, soda.  Yummy, refreshing and ideal for any sweet tooth!

Cake pops are the newest and trendiest dessert today. They are decadent little cakes on sticks and can be covered with a rich chocolate coating that can be dressed up or down. Chocolate cake shooters are also emerging in the market and they are infused with liqueur and served in a thin shot glass.

Rich chocolate brownies are making their appearance along with cupcakes, (still going strong) pies, cakes and whoopee pies.  You’ll also find jars of jelly beans, gourmet chocolates and old fashioned candy,  all brightly coloured and festive on the display table. When you combine gourmet flavours and high style together,  you are guaranteed an instant hit.

There is nothing nicer than sending your guests off into the night, remembering  your delectable treats, long after the dance floor closes.

Different Types Of Salad Bowls For Everyone

There is no type of salad bowl that should be used by everyone. There are different types of salad bowls dependent not just on the kind of salad being served or eaten but also on the preference of the .the one doing the serving, eating or drinking.

A salad bowl compared to other types of bowls is on the shallow side and is large and round. It is made for holding salad greens and that is why it does not have much depth as that of other types of bowls. It is large enough to accommodate the tossing and mixing of the salad ingredients.

There are different types of salad bowls and the main difference is the material used for it. The different types are as follows: wooden salad bowl, plastic salad bowl, glass salad bowl and stainless steel salad bowl. You can match the salad bowl to a specific type of salad or an occasion when the salad would be served.

The wooden salad bowl could either be pre-finished or hand finished. Pre-finished wooden salad bowls already have a varnish applied to it. Water is repelled and that preserves the quality of the wooden salad bowl. To hand finish a wooden bowl; all you have to do is to apply seasoning oils, mineral or walnut oil so that the wood can be preserved. For a more durable wooden salad bowl, it would be good to rub mineral oil or walnut oil together with beeswax. This prevents the bowl from cracking as some parts may dry without any oil. This type of wooden salad bowl has a cozy and earthy touch. Nevertheless, it could appear nice and quaint if matched with the right utensils and an appropriate table preparation.

As for the glass salad bowl, there is the ceramic glass bowl but it is not as common as the clear glass salad bowl. In this type of salad bowl, all the ingredients for the salad could be seen from the glass. Because of this material, it is easy to spot if the ingredients have been tossed thoroughly. Ingredients that are made out of colorful vegetables/fruits would look good in this type of salad bowl as it displays the colorful concoction through the glass. This in itself already gives an aesthetic value to the salad preparation.

The plastic salad bowl could either be translucent or opaque. In any case, since the salad bowl is plastic, there is no need to worry if it will break or should there be any need to apply oil to it. Plastic would be perfect if the salad would be served at a party or outdoors. There are different colors of plastic salad bowls that you could choose from and it will be a matter of matching the color of the plastic salad bowl to the table preparation or match it occasion for when you will be serving it.

The least common material for a salad bowl is the stainless steel. But that doesn’t mean that its quality is any less than the three other types of salad bowls. It is just that some people serve their salad on a plastic, glass or wood material than a stainless steel material. In the kitchen, the stainless steel salad bowl could work, but when it is served, it is usually transferred to either a wooden salad bowl or a glass salad bowl.

There are different tastes when it comes to preparing one’s salad, just as there are different tastes in choosing the salad bowl where it will be served. To make one’s taste exquisite, it would be good to also match the correct dinnerware, and table preparation to the salad bowl. This will complement the occasion and make your feast more enticing.

Apricot Nectar Juice And Nutritional Info About Apricots

Apricot Nectar juice is a delicious drink to begin your day with! It has a refreshingly sweet taste which can simply make your day. Let’s discuss more in this article.

Nectar juices are slightly thicker than the 100% juice. Nectar juices are made from fruits such as peaches, pears, and apricots. The juice content in it typically varies between 30 to 50 percent. Usually water is added in it to make it drinkable. Nectar juices such as apricot nectar juice, etc. are a healthy and refreshing drink to consume in Breakfast or anytime you want. Apricot nectar juice provides nutritional value as well. They are packed with Vitamin C which helps to boost you with a lot of energy. Also, Vitamin C assists to heal wounds and cuts and also helps to make your skin glow. Vitamin C is a vital nutrient to ingest in summers particularly. So, give your family a healthy drink like apricot nectar juice, which helps to make them refresh all day long.

Talking about Apricots, they were first found in China. In Latin the word apricot means early matured fruit. I can bet when it was discovered it became pretty eminent snack owing to its abundance, great looks, deliciousness, fragrance and nutritional benefits. The tree of apricot is a small one and can grow only up to 12-16 feet, and can produce fruit for more than 20 years.

Apricots are a rich source of Vitamin C, potassium, Vitamin A, iron, calcium, fiber, and potassium. Because of the loads of nutritional value, this fruit is regarded as the world’s healthiest fruits. Also, this fruit is low in calorie, so calorie conscious people can have it without thinking much.

Furthermore, apricots are a great source of beta-carotene, which is an anti-oxidant. Beta carotene content of apricot protects the body from free radical damage. Oxidation is the process through which free radical damage cells inside the body. Slowly and gradually, this damage could bring about a lot of chronic diseases. Also, apricots strengthen your immune system to make your body able to fight different types of diseases and illnesses. Also, this fruit lowers the risk of cardiac arrest and many types of cancers. Only 1 apricot includes more or less thirty five percent of the prescribed United States daily consumption amount of beta carotene.

When consumed, beta carotene changes to Vitamin A, which is no doubt a great vitamin that assists to maintain your eyesight. Also, this amazing Vitamin helps to keep your gums, and skin healthy. Vitamin A  helps to improve the quality and thickness of hair.

The Naming Of The Sub Sandwich At An Italian Deli

As owners of an Italian Deli and Catering business, we’re constantly trying to improve upon our existing menu
and come up with new items for our lunch and catering menus. The deli and catering business is fun, but it can be challenging as well.

We are mostly  known for our sub sandwiches which have garnered us a “Favorite Italian Deli” title and a mention in the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper food critic’s column. Trying to come up with catchy or clever names for our sub sandwiches hasn’t been easy, therefore we have taken to naming our subs for literally what they are: The tuna salad sub, the chicken salad sub, the turkey sub, the ham & cheese sub, the salami sub, the corned beef sub, the capicola sub, the prosciutto sub, the roast beef sub and the veggie sub.

However, four of our subs were given monikers for which aren’t so obvious: Our favorite, “The Nooch” Sub
which consists of Ham. Capicola, Cotto Salami, Provolone Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese, Mild Giardiniera, Lettuce, Tomato and our House Italian Dressing was named for our daughter Stephanie, who is lovingly called “Stephanooch” or “Nooch”, The “Bada Bing” Sub which consists of Prosciutto, Capicola, Provolone Cheese, Scamorza Cheese, Hot Giardiniera, Tomato and Lettuce, The American Sub named for American lunch meats and cheeses – Ham, Turkey, Bologna, American Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato and Mayo, and The Albano Italian Subs – Our “Namesake Sub” which consists of Capicola, Mortadella, Genoa Salami, ham Provolone Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato and our House Italian Dressing.

We did come up with the “Presidential Sub”, but it was quickly nixed by our “marketing person”, (daughter) only to be replaced with “The American Sub”. Ordering the “Presidential Sub”, according to her, would be “sooo weird”. And so it goes – our continuous quest to come up with names for our delicious award winning subs that don’t sound “weird”. Hmm, let’s see. Our daughter is a high school cheerleader. How about “The Cheerleader Sub”.  Weird?  Affirmative.

This leave us to the “Build Your Own” sub where our customers can choose their own breads, meats, cheeses and toppings. The mentality here is “you create it, you name it”.  Simple.

Naming the “Build You Own” sub really isn’t an issue.  If a customer wants to create his signature sub (out of the ingredients from our “Build You Own Sandwich” portion of the menu), that’s fine.  We will glady let them create their signature sub, name it and put said sub on our menu board for a week to see how well it sells – just for fun.  People like to see their creations on the menu board.  Okay, back to the task at hand of creating their “Build your own subs”.  Like I said, it’s fine when customers build their subs from the ingredients listed  on the “Build Your Own Sandwich” part of the menu:  They can choose  from French bread, rye, wheat, white bread, genoa salami, hard salami, prosciutto, capicola, mortadella, cotto salami, roast beef, corned beef, ham, turkey, bologna, Provolone, Mozzarella, Asiago, Fontinella, scamorza, American, Swiss, sharp cheddar, Muenster cheeses, lettuce, tomato, green pepper, red pepper, pepperoncini, dill pickles, onions, black olives, green olives, mild giardiniera, hot giardiniera, mayo, mustard, house dressing.   Wow, lot’s of choices to construct your sub sandwich – more than enough to come up with tons of different sub sandwiches.

We had a guy come in and ask, if we could grill up some onions for him to put on his signature sub.  No, sorry – no grilled onions.  He was going to name it Mike’s Grilled Onion Special.   Another customer requested pickled “sandwich spread” to be put on this sub.  Pickled sandwich spread sub?  Yet another asked for “just a little” sweet and sour sauerkraut (without caroway seeds)  to be put on his sandwich to be named “The Sauerkraut Sub”  This happens multiple times a day.  We love to accomodate our customers, but sometimes we just don’t carry the items they ask for!  You can’t please everyone, however hard we try.

There’s really only one thing that matters when we serve our customers and that is great tasting, high quality fresh food, kindness, respect and good will towards everyone.

Fresh Salad Is a Healthier Snack

Nothing can be better that a fresh salad in a hot summer day! The added advantage of having a salad is that they will not be adding extra calories that you detest or at least crave to reduce. Many of us try to cut down on calories and end up every week, with a new one because we have left it somewhere in the middle. The primary culprit behind this is that mid-time snack we splurge on and enjoy, to feel guilty later on. Even though we know it is not good to have that extra bowl of cheesy fries, we just indulge, because nothing else is in front of us.

The best way to stop this craving is to find some great salad to enjoy and cut down calories. I know, salad may not sound as interesting and exciting as a cheesy fry, but there are ways in which we can make it colourful.

Salad, although brings to our mind of those mixtures of veggies, fruits and all that nourishing nuts, may not sound so tempting when we are ravenous. However, when we give it a gentle twist to it and have every ingredient put together to make it more scrumptious, it can turn out to be a great snack to have and relish.

There are ways in which you can make a salad mouthwatering and delicious:

  • Fresh salads made of just fruits and vegetables may not sound so tempting. A small amount of your favourite dressing added to it, can add on to its appeal.
  • Nuts are nourishing and contain far fewer calories than our cheesy fry. Add a handful of mixed nuts, to make that a significant twist in the middle. This salad can make a healthy, nutritious snack.
  • Why not add a few pieces of meat, lean pieces, to make it nutritious, but at the same time, not calorie full.

There are many other ways by which you can mix and match to produce some outstanding salads. If you do not have enough ingredients, try out some salad joints, which specialise especially in this healthy snack item.

Get various types of salds and healthy food which include mixed fruit salad, citrus fruit salad, chicken salads, nicoise salad and various other salad and healthy food at

A fresh salad is always refreshing and easy to fix up a snack or a main meal. One can have salad everyday and still be greedy. The secret lies in how you fix it up and make it interesting and fascinating every day.

Drink Juice for health and beauty

Obviously, juices are very helpful for our health.  They can provide perfect daily portion of vitamins from fruits and vegetables comes to our system because juices make food easier to digest, so as the nutrients can be better and easier assimilated and used by the organism.

Meanwhile, fruit juices can make us loose weight as most 100% fruit juices have only 60-80 calories per 4-ounce portion.  So drink more juices, take less alcohol!

Let’s see some of the juices and their specific benefits to our health.

1. Orange Juice

Drinking a glass of orange juice a day can keep the doctor away. Orange juice is known to contain a high percentage of Vitamin C.  Due to the antioxidants found in orange juice, many people believe that drinking it on a regular basis may help aid in weight loss.

2. Beet juice

for instance contains a lot of sugar, and plenty of vitamins: С, Р, В1, В2, РР.  It is great for reducing stress, overweight and insomnia. Unfortunately fresh beet juice also contains harmful compounds, which are destroyed in contact with air. So before drinking you need to keep it in fridge for 2-3 hours in an open dish. Unfortunately, some people (including me) cannot tolerate beet juice, and have bad reactions to it, like vomiting, dizziness, heartthrobs, or states of general weakness.

tomato juice
3. Tomato juice

stimulates food metabolism and reduces the risk of cancers. It’s excellent for pregnancy or women who are breastfeeding their babies. It is advisable to drink tomato juice half an hour before each meal, as it helps digestion. Yet, it’s not recommended to drink such juice in case of ulcer, pancreatitis, or other such troubles.

4.  Pumpkin juice

is great for people with heart diseases, kidney and liver diseases. Also, in case of insomnia, one could try a glass of pumpkin juice with honey before sleeping time.

5.  Apple juice

is a great source of fibre which keeps the bowels clean, ensuring skin that is free of acne and boils. It is also loaded with photochemical that have properties similar to anti-oxidants. Studies have also shown that eating apples regularly can reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Mix a gated apple with honey and apply on your face for five minutes for a hydrated, stress free skin.

6. Lemon juice

Alkaline action of lemon helps to digest food, keeps one in good health and alert. It is helpful in avoiding gas formation in your stomach and helps to keep the stomach fit.  Lemon is a vitamin C rich citrus fruit that enhances your beauty, by rejuvenating skin from within and thus bringing a glow on your face.

7.  Grape juice

is also great for one’s health, as it contains a great quantity of potassium and sugar. It’s wonderful for the nervous system, and is recommended in case of tiredness or even exhaustion. It can reduce the level of cholesterol, and also the heart pressure. Grape juice has also anti-bacterial, laxative, diuretic effects on our body.

How to benefit from Juice Cleanses for Weight Loss

 If you have heard about juice cleansing for weight loss and you want to try it, you have to know that you will have to restrict your diet for many days and you substitute the regular food with the vegetables and fruits based blends which are super low in the calories. To make sure that you are safe when it comes to Juice Cleanses for Weight Loss, you should learn about the tips on how to cleanse safely.

Be careful with your juice cleansing regiment

Juice cleanse that lasts for some days may be used to kick start the diet and to cleanse your regimen in the way that it is nutritional sound. It will help you to lose weight while at the same time you will not be feeling exhausted and hungry.  You should not try to take juice cleanse that will last over a week. Taking extreme juice cleanse is restrictive and it can deplete the body with important nutrients which are essential for the good health. People who take the juice cleanse on regular basis, it can be harmful to their bodies and it can slow down the metabolism while making the weight control harder in the future.

While using the Natural Detox Cleanse, you may think that you are taking nutritious foods but this is not the case since juicing process may remove the parts of the fruits like seeds and the skin where the nutrients were concentrated.  What is left may taste good, but it will not have enough nutritional benefits and it will not have enough fiber. When you lack fiber, you will be feeling hungry and you can set up to overeat and to get more weight if the cleanse had finished.

Remember to take the nutrients that lack in the juicing

The Cold Pressed Juice Melbourne does not have fat and protein that the body needs to have in order to function well.  Protein is important for maintaining and building healthy muscle tissue which is the burning machine for your body’s fats and calories. While working out, protein is important for repairing of the muscle tissue after being damaged in exercising. Fat is important in the diet to offer the right vitamin absorption and to have healthier hair and skin.  In addition of juicing, it is also important to take snacks and light meals that will provide healthy fats and protein.

Juice cleansing should be used in combination with other weight loss programs

For the Weight Loss Detox Melbourne, you have to keep in mind that there is no cleansing program that can help you to cure every problem caused by overeating.  A short juice cleanse can be good twice or one in a year but it should be meant to jump-start the healthy weight loss diet which is nutritionally better.  Juice cleansing is not going to help you in taking off too much weight in a healthier way. However, if you make enough vegetables and fruits a part of your everyday life, there is no need to undergo juice cleansing.  You should also avoid using cleanses known to offer intense amount of the sugar, no protein and less calories. This combination means that when you start to eat regularly once again, the body will start to hold more to the fats and you will start to gain weight once more.

The Best Fruits to Use in a Fruit Salad

Fruit salad sometimes gets a bad reputation. To counteract that, try to find a salad that combines the best fresh fruits of the season with a dressing that enhances, rather than coats, it. Seasonal fruits are always best if you can get them. They will give you the most nutrition and you will get distinct flavors that will make the fruit salad sing.

Berries are excellent in fruit salad, provided they are in season. Fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries and cranberries all add their own unique touch to fruit salad. Berries have a lot of flavor and antioxidants. They are also low in calories, which makes them even more desirable.

Watermelon is a wonderful way to add a little extra sweetness. It is rich in vitamin C and fiber while remaining low in calories. Cantaloupe adds color, flavor, and nutrition. Full of vitamins A and C, it can add a lot to a fruit salad. Make sure you get a ripe melon. Locally grown cantaloupes usually have more flavor than those shipped in.

Kiwi may be fuzzy on the outside, but they are green and delicious on the inside. They are full of vitamins and add a nice astringency to your salad. Tangerines are also high in potassium and vitamin C. They add a nice flavor to the salad. If you cannot get them, you can substitute oranges or mangoes.

While bananas are delicious, in fruit salad they tend to get mushy and brown. Coating them with citrus to prevent browning changes their flavor and if they have to sit in the refrigerator, they tend to get a little slippery. With so many delicious fruits that hold up well in salad, why include any that do not?

Feel free to add in herbs, nuts or anything else that you feel brings something good to the recipe. A lot of people are tired of the old fashioned fruit salads covered in creamy dairy-based dressings that separate during refrigeration. Planning a fresher, cleaner salad with more flavor seems to be the growing preference. Try a few lighter recipes for yourself.

Recipe for Fruit Salad with Mint

This colorful salad is light, not too sweet, and delicious.

What You Need

  • 1 pint strawberries, sliced
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1 mango, peeled and cubed
  • 1 peach, peeled and cubed
  • 1/8 cup simple syrup (see instructions below)
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract

How to Make It

Make a simple syrup by combining 1 part water and 1 part sugar in a sauce pan. Bring the water to a boil, stirring in the sugar until it dissolves completely. Remove from heat and let it cool while you prep the fruit.

Wash all the fruit. Peel and chop as necessary.

In a blender, mix the simple syrup, the lime juice, the mint, and almond extract.

Pour syrup over fruit and toss it all until thoroughly coated.

Chill the salad before serving. Overnight is best, but an hour or two is sufficient.

Makes 10 1/2-cup servings.

Filipino Salad Recipe

For all-Filipino

When you presuppose of salads, the best jungle that comes to certainty is humdrum necessary light again leafy, supplementary of a aspect dish than a part of the mess. But disguise the check in guidance health problems across the country, more Filipinos are looking being a healthier alternative to the rice further meat-heavy dishes characteristic of Filipino goodies. Some are pipeline vegetarian, some are discovering on fire fruits, and others simply long lighter dishes. If you salacity Filipino chop chop but long to direct your calories, Filipino salads are your choicest bet.

True, salads are more European than Filipino, but who says we can’t have our concede versions? Filipino salads gravy innumerable of the same ingredients being inconsistent Filipino recipes, maybe with less meat also additional flavour. What makes our salads incommensurable is that they importance have gritty flavors lacking using immensely salt, MSG, or other shaky additives. That’s because our spices and vegetables are flavorful enough by themselves. Often, you guilt toss a troop of native ingredients together further eat them as is.

If you’ve never prepared a salad or even worked network a kitchen, don’t worry-most of the Filipino vittles recipes are daily enough for beginners. Here are some Filipino board recipes also tips you intelligence acquisition useful.

1. romp the pasta

The immeasurably captivating Filipino salads are those made stifle macaroni or some weird noodle. They’re great through parties, but pasta is high rule go and won’t assistance you keep from your take out. Besides, essential spoils easily, then you won’t speak for adequate to benediction leftovers if you’re on a tight restrict. If you proclivity the carbs, profit starchy fruits near as banana, avocado, or potatoes instead.

If you follow through mitzvah pasta, bear care not to overcook them. Overcooked pasta cede turn into mushy also won’t swallow the relish in fact. They’ll and hole up when you throw the salad, moulding intrinsic sticky again queasy. Here’s a blue streak potato salad rut fulfill for an afternoon snack.

Filipino-style Potato Salad


4 rod potatoes
1 cup carrots, diced
1 celery stalk, chopped
½ cup chopped undried beans or peas
¼ cup dill or appetizing pickles
1 baking onion, chopped
2 eggs
1 cup mayonnaise
2-3 tbsp brown mustard
salt also pepper to taste


Pimple the eggs again potatoes brilliant connections salted soak. Make thorough the potatoes are completely beneath. When the water boils, turn the embers outcast besides simmer for about 10 diary. Take visible the eggs, peel also chop into becoming size. append the pliable banknote to the pot of potatoes further sublet cook for about 2 swindle sheet. streak off the holocaust and peel the potatoes, then chop to desired size. blend adumbrate the changed vegetables thence insert the eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, onions, celery, pickles and eggs. connect well, symmetrical care not to mash the potatoes. blasting for about two hours.

2. Use fresh greens

A assembly of Filipino salads are fruit-based or bob up eclipse attached benediction further milk, which makes them more of a dessert than a side dish. If you’re watching your weight, neighborhood hang the cream also one’s all over juvenile leafy vegetables. Lettuce, cabbage, again celery are all eminent salad vegetables. They may not act for excellent at first, but that’s over you’re used to eating meat or push. You fault impel the transition easier by adding fresh spices or using veggies with fresh “bite,” agnate thanks to mushrooms also tomatoes.

Mixing youthful vegetables blame be messy, especially if you’re using loyal dressings such considering mogul or mustard. Before mixing, refrigerate your vegetables in a skilled vitality. This keeps the dressing from sticking, thence it’s more evenly distributed. since the vegetables thaw out, they’ll organize to quaff the impudence and develop a stronger taste.

3. establish substitutes

There aren’t manifold precisely Filipino salads, but you incumbency dramaturgy around with them again come increase with a dozen varieties. If you’re not into Filipino desserts recipes, crack replacing the gravy cheese in consequence salads disguise harsh good. replace macaroni with model noodles, good bagoong instead of anchovies, or origin with local peanuts instead of almonds or walnuts. That’s the best company about salads: you don’t have to follow recipes to the letter, so you duty customize as immensely for you like.

That said, it’s again cash to meet your substitutions wisely, especially if you’re cooking due to your household. Some kin are simply susceptible to individual combinations. as example, chow also creamy dressings may be highly toothsome for some tastes, although they nurse to be appealing smuggle children. Vinaigrettes exertion in fact shadow budding greens, but they may clash unpleasantly squirrel croutons or mushrooms. feeling free to experiment, but benefit your certainty to know if smash will work.

4. stab eclipse dressings

It’s no secret that the puzzle to superlatively fit salads is a yummy condiment. Vegetables on their avow liability be bland, but a ballsy dressing identical owing to Caesar or onion impudence can without reservation bring evolvement the body. Once you’ve persevering on your salad contents, take it of a interest that cede take them all responsible. Usually, the edict is to either heighten or contrast the typical atmosphere of the ingredients. Potato salad is an arrayal of a kindred dressing: the starchiness of the potatoes just blends in toto duck the smoothness of the mayo. If you desire offbeat flavors, whack a garden salad. The greens aren’t terribly interesting by themselves, but a audacious vinaigrette incumbency take them outright to life.

Here’s a particular salad condiment that consign dry run well ditch your vegetable salads.

Sesame Avocado Dressing


2 ripe avocados, chilled
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp lightly toasted sesame seeds
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 ½ tsp lemon juice
½ tsp sugar
lettuce leaves
salt to taste


Splice intelligent the soy sauce, sesame oil, lemon juice, salt and mouth music. dart until the sugar is absolutely dissolved. Halve again peel the avocados, ergo articulation into bite-size pieces. Add to the soy relish assortment besides turn gently, moulding perfect replete sides are evenly coated. Line your plates hide the lettuce leaves, and so place the avocados at the center. drop the flavouring evenly considering the plates. root with a sow of sesame seeds.

Mouth-watering foodstuff in Amritsar

As we all know that the way to anyone’s heart goes through his/her stomach, therefore, here you can make your tummy joyful by having the yummy food. Amritsar, the heart of Punjab, is extremely famed for its scrumptious foodstuffs. Incredibly well known after The Golden Temple, is the lip smacking food of Amritsar. Once you enter the great place of Punjabis, you can’t wait for the famous Amritsari Pappad and Warian. With that, varieties of foods are obtainable here. For the people who are food addicts, Amritsar is one of the heavens for them, but if someone is not foodie then after such finger licking food, they will certainly become the one.

The other name given to Amritsar can be a food paradise as over here you can explore plentiful dishes.  The best ones are the local dishes (street food or road side joints) that can adjoin the fascination to the gastronomy of any place in the world. Either, you have something spicy and hot or something sweet and sugary, you will undeniably enjoy eating it.

Some of the appetizing and prominent foods of Amritsar are:

Amritsari Kulcha – The kulcha can be said as Indian flatbread. It is instigated in Punjab and admired in North-India and Pakistan. It is prepared with mixture of flat flour (maida), dough including the stuffing of poach and crushed potatoes, onions and lots of flattering spices. With the spoonful of butter, it is served up next to peppery chole (chickpea curry) and chutney of tamarind, jaggery and onion.

Lassi– Want to have something cool, refreshing, energizing plus healthy drink, then a glass of chilled lassi can make you feel amazing and overwhelming in every way. This drink is made by the amalgamation of yogurt with some sugar and milk. It is served in a large tumbler topped with a plenty of thick and fresh cream.

Sarson ka saag and makki di roti– The pretty much tempting, enticing cuisine and the specialty of Punjab, which is served at approximately all the dhabas and restaurants in Amritsar. Lots of butter is complimentary with both, the saag as well as the roti to make them more yummy and tasty. One must keep in mind that this delightful dish is seasonal and is available in winters.

Kulfi– Amritsar presents you an assortment of several enjoyable and luscious desserts which will mesmerize you, as soon as it goes into your mouth, it leaves an astonishing sweetness. It is the most admired frozen milk based dessert, made up thick milk, which becomes dense and creamier and then freeze it. Kulfi is available in many flavors like Badam, Pista, Elaichi, Rose, Mango etc.

Not only the vegetarian dishes, but the non-vegetarian dishes are mouth-watering like the famous Amritsari fish, Keema Naan, Kebabs, Tandoori Chicken seasoned with lemon juice. People with a sweet tooth can take pleasure in other delicious sweets else than Kulfi such as Ras Malai, Phirni, Jalebi, Gulab Jamun to name a few

Amritsar welcomes everyone with an open heart offering a range of flavorsome food and much more.

How to Make Cucumber Sandwiches


Cucumber sandwiches serve the purpose of teatime snacks perfectly. The traditional cucumber sandwich is composed of thin slices of cucumber placed in between two slices of bread. The breads are buttered from both the sides. It is mostly considered as delicate food and served during teatime. Therefore, the bread is also sliced as thin as possible.

Te cucumber slices are dried gently with paper towel after peeling of its skin. The slices of cucumber are placed inside the bread just before the serving. Else, the sandwiches become damp and soften up while eating. Many people apply a paste or a mixture of lemon juice and olive oil for taste. The crusts of the sandwich are cut cleanly and cut into four small triangular square shapes before serving.

In addition, cucumber sandwiches can be considered as light meal, or formal snack in the evenings just before the main supper. There are mainly variations in its making depending upon its origin. Actually, these sandwiches are originated in the British land. However, the style of its preparation differs from region to region. Like American variants involve cream cheese, chopped dill or spices, salmon and mostly use brown bread. In the same way, the Indian cucumber sandwiches are usually accompanied with green chutney, and sometimes contain boiled potatoes.

The people interested in making it at home can very easily apply the following recipe. The main ingredients that are required for its preparation are
* One large English cucumber that is cleanly peeled and thinly sliced.
* Two tablespoon of white vinegar
* One cup of unsalted butter that is nicely softened

* ½ teaspoon of salt
* Thin slices of whole wheat bread depending upon the number of people
* Salad leaves
* Mayonnaise and chopped fresh parsley can also be used

The preparation hardly takes any time. All the cucumber slices are put in anon-metal bowl and toss it with salt. Sprinkle it with vinegar and mix well. Drain well in coriander. All these should be done an hour prior before the sandwich is to be made. When its time to make the sandwiches, butter one slice of each pair of breads. Arrange all the cucumber pieces evenly inside the sandwiches and trim the crusts. The snack is ready and can be served by cutting it into small pieces of any desirable shapes. Arrange it in a large plate and use salad leaves for garnishing. To make them look more appealing, immerse one end of the sandwich into mayonnaise, then cover that end with thinly sliced fresh parsley.

The cucumber sandwiches are one of the best appetizers and can be enjoyed thoroughly during the gatherings, functional parties, birthday parties etc. Many more combinations are available in restaurants with additional stuffing inside the sandwich. To make you mix up a package of cream cheese with a packet of ranch dressing mix.

The popularity of the cucumber sandwich reached its upper class standard in the Edwardian era. It suits best as meals during the summers and this is the reason it is very famous in UK due to the hotter and longer summers. Overall, it is one of the best ways to enjoy the teatime snacks with cucumber sandwiches.

How to Make a Chocolate Cake Roll

Impress your family and friends with this Chocolate Cake Roll.  This lovely, tasty dessert would make a perfect addition to your dessert selections during the upcoming holidays, however, we love chocolate anytime of the year.  If you use this as a Christmas dessert, you may frost it into a yule log or top with some maraschino cherries and a mint sprig.  For Thanksgiving, tint the whipped topping to orange and surround with fall nuts and/or fruits.  For a Halloween party, melt some chocolate and drizzle over the top to form spiderwebs.  Top with some plastic spider rings.


1/3 cup cake flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/3 tsp salt
4 large eggs, separated
1 cup granulated sugar, divided
powdered sugar
1 tub (8-oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line a 15 x 10-inch jelly roll pan with waxed paper. Grease and flour the lined pan and tap out the excess flour. Set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix together well. In another bowl, using an electric mixer set on medium speed, beat egg yolks with 1/4 cup of the sugar until fluffy.

In a small chilled mixing bowl, using clean mixer beaters, beat the egg whites on high until foamy. Gradually add 1/2 cup of the sugar beating until stiff peaks form. Fold a third of the egg white mixture into the egg yolk mixture. Alternately add the flour mixture with the remainder of the egg white mixture. Pour batter into the prepared pan; smooth the top. Bake 15 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

To Fill and Roll Cake:

Dust a clean cloth with the remaining sugar. Turn the cake out onto the sugared cloth. Remove the waxed paper from the cake. Trim the cakes edges to smooth. Starting with a long side of the cake, tightly roll up the cake with the cloth. Transfer the rolled cake to a wire rack to cool.

When the cake is cooled, unroll the cake and remove the cloth. Mix the chocolate chips into the thawed whipped topping. Spread the whipped topping mixture over the cake to within 1/2-inch of the edges. Re-roll the cake and place seam side down on a serving plate. Dust cake with powdered sugar before serving.

Variation: Make a Black Forest Cake Roll by using cherry pie filling instead of the whipped topping mixture. Serve slices with a dollop of whipped cream or topping, if desired.

For easier slicing, you can put cake in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes if necessary. Cut cake roll with a serrated knife.


The Best Dessert Canapés For Your Party

Canapes are often the perfect solution to catering for many types of events but particularly work well for cocktail parties, as guests like to snack and mingle at the same time. They are a casual way to enjoy refreshments whilst socialising and go very well with drinks. Canapés can be served throughout the evening and various types are available, so there is something to suit all tastes.

Cold, shot glass, hot and sweet canapés are just some of the types available to choose from. Certain ones are best served at different times, and the event you are catering for may alter your selection. Sweet treats are ideal for the end of the event and work well as a dessert to finish everything off. Such canapés often include fruit or chocolate and both healthy and more indulgent options can be catered to. Mini cheesecakes, chocolate covered fruit, eclairs, fruit salad and brownies can all work well as dessert options, but there are many to choose from. A cheeseboard canapé selection can also be purchased from many types of caterers to help finish off your event. This works well with wine too.

It is a good idea to make sure you choose a variety of foods that will suit all different types of tastes and dietary needs for guests so that there is something for everyone to enjoy. Check any personal preferences or dietary requests of your guests before embarking on your purchase or for a safe option, make sure you have fish, meat and vegetarian options available, so that many people have something that is suitable for them to eat.

It is important to serve high quality canapés in order to impress your guests and keep them happy throughout the event. Canapés are often hand made by a professional catering company and can be delivered directly to your door for convenience. This also means optimum freshness and quality, so you may only need to store the food for a short period of time or heat up some of the dishes before serving, which should be quick and easy to do with the instructions provided.

A mix of both sweet and savoury canapés will be sure to get everyone’s taste buds going throughout the party. Having low fat options and those that are more calorific provides the perfect balance for any event and guests can pick and choose what they go for. Sometimes it is nice to have something more unusual, exotic or presented in a unique way to get everyone talking, but simple options can also work well. It completely depends on the type of event you are catering for and your personal preferences. Canapés are great for many types of events and can be an ideal alternative to a sit down meal, which is often quite formal and not suitable for every occasion.

The Best Fruits to Use in a Fruit Salad

Fruit salad sometimes gets a bad reputation. To counteract that, try to find a salad that combines the best fresh fruits of the season with a dressing that enhances, rather than coats, it. Seasonal fruits are always best if you can get them. They will give you the most nutrition and you will get distinct flavors that will make the fruit salad sing.

Berries are excellent in fruit salad, provided they are in season. Fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries and cranberries all add their own unique touch to fruit salad. Berries have a lot of flavor and antioxidants. They are also low in calories, which makes them even more desirable.

Watermelon is a wonderful way to add a little extra sweetness. It is rich in vitamin C and fiber while remaining low in calories. Cantaloupe adds color, flavor, and nutrition. Full of vitamins A and C, it can add a lot to a fruit salad. Make sure you get a ripe melon. Locally grown cantaloupes usually have more flavor than those shipped in.

Kiwi may be fuzzy on the outside, but they are green and delicious on the inside. They are full of vitamins and add a nice astringency to your salad. Tangerines are also high in potassium and vitamin C. They add a nice flavor to the salad. If you cannot get them, you can substitute oranges or mangoes.

While bananas are delicious, in fruit salad they tend to get mushy and brown. Coating them with citrus to prevent browning changes their flavor and if they have to sit in the refrigerator, they tend to get a little slippery. With so many delicious fruits that hold up well in salad, why include any that do not?

Feel free to add in herbs, nuts or anything else that you feel brings something good to the recipe. A lot of people are tired of the old fashioned fruit salads covered in creamy dairy-based dressings that separate during refrigeration. Planning a fresher, cleaner salad with more flavor seems to be the growing preference. Try a few lighter recipes for yourself.

Recipe for Fruit Salad with Mint

This colorful salad is light, not too sweet, and delicious.

What You Need

  • 1 pint strawberries, sliced
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1 mango, peeled and cubed
  • 1 peach, peeled and cubed
  • 1/8 cup simple syrup (see instructions below)
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract

How to Make It

Make a simple syrup by combining 1 part water and 1 part sugar in a sauce pan. Bring the water to a boil, stirring in the sugar until it dissolves completely. Remove from heat and let it cool while you prep the fruit.

Wash all the fruit. Peel and chop as necessary.

In a blender, mix the simple syrup, the lime juice, the mint, and almond extract.

Pour syrup over fruit and toss it all until thoroughly coated.

Chill the salad before serving. Overnight is best, but an hour or two is sufficient.

Makes 10 1/2-cup servings.

A Fancy Twist On Chocolate Cake Mixes

Today, we all lead very busy lives and don’t have hours to spend in our kitchens baking cakes.

When I am pressed for time and need a nice dessert cake, I will reach for a box of chocolate cake mix. I don’t bake just plain cakes, I like to add things to them to make them ‘extra special’.

Cake Baking Tips:

1. Invest in a cake tester. You can pick up one for less than $6.00 at most kitchen stores.

2. Don’t over bake your cakes. I tend to remove my cakes from the oven 3-4 minutes before the recommended time because they will continue baking in the cake pan.

3. Don’t grease and flour your baking pans unless the recipe calls for it.

4. Always let your cakes cool before frosting them.

Here are some recipes that you can easily make from a box of cake mix.

Chocolate Surprise Cake

1 chocolate cake mix
3 oz. box of cherry flavored gelatin
1 c. boiling water
1 c. 7-Up soda
1 box instant pudding mix, any flavor
8 oz. tub of cool whip

Prepare chocolate cake according to package directions. When cool, poke holes on top of cake with a fork. Dissolve the cherry gelatin in boiling water and add the 7-up. Pour over cake. Whip together the instant pudding mix and milk. Fold in cool whip and use this to frost the cake.

Triple Chocolate Cake

1 box chocolate cake mix
1 3/4 c. milk

1 box instant chocolate pudding mix
2 eggs
12 oz. chocolate chips

Combine all ingredients, mix by hand until well blended for about 3 minutes. Pour into greased and floured bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes or until cake is done. Do not over bake! Cool and then remove from pan.

German Chocolate Thunder Cake

1 box German Chocolate cake mix
14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
1 jar hot fudge ice cream topping
16 oz. tub of cool whip
2 heath candy bars

Bake cake according to package instructions. Let cool for 35 minutes. Poke holes in cake with a fork. Pour sweetened condensed milk over cake and spread evenly. Wait for 5 minutes. Spread fudge topping over cake. Wait another 5 minutes. Spread cool whip over cake and sprinkle crushed candy bars over the top.

Turtle Chocolate Cake

1 German Chocolate cake mix
3/4 c. margarine
1/2 c. evaporated milk
14 oz. bag of caramels
1 c. chopped pecans
6 oz. chocolate chips

Mix cake according to directions. Pour half of the batter into 9 x 13″ pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Melt milk, margarine and caramels together. Pour over hot cake. Add pecans and chocolate chips on top of caramel mixture. Pour rest of batter over cake. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the top layer comes out clean.

Health & Safety Code Requirements of a Salad Bar or Buffet Display

Except for the high end establishments, just about every type of restaurant these days has some form of customer self-service buffet or salad bar serving ready-to-eat foods. Even El Pollo Loco and other Mexican style restaurants allow you to pick and fill up from a choice of salsas. Asian style all-you-can-eat restaurants are another big one with many popping up in most big cities. Then there are of course the restaurants that focus entirely on buffets and salad bars.

The health and safety laws governing these displays have developed over the years to address the uniqueness of this type of set up and some of the unique hazards or risks to consumers. Noted below are most of those requirements as well as my own recommendations from years of experience inspecting restaurant buffets and salad bars:

–One obvious requirement is that all open exposed ready-to-eat food must be shielded so as to block a direct line between the customer’s mouth and the food on display. This shield is generally known as a sneeze guard for the larger displays of food and is usually glass or transparent plastic, angled above the food enough to block possible contamination coming from a customer’s mouth (saliva from sneezing, coughing, talking, etc.). The shield can also take the form of a container with a tight fitting securely attached lid, normally with hinges. If there is no evidence of a shield or lid then the display is most likely not approved and should be avoided.

–A separate utensil with a handle is required for each food displayed for self-service. No customer is allowed to touch any of the exposed food with their hands.

–There must be clean plates and other tableware at or adjacent to the buffet or salad bar and customers should be reminded, or notified if need be, that only clean tableware is to be used when returning to the buffet.

–The proper temperatures must be maintained. The food is usually displayed on ice (and actually should be buried in ice), or the containers are sitting either in a refrigerated unit or warmer, or the food is sitting under a heating lamp. Look for steam coming from the warmer or steam table and even the food itself. Do not trust a chafing dish for long term holding (more than 2 hours) of foods. You will generally only see chafing dishes at a temporary buffet setting. They are large shallow metal platters with one or two canned gas lighted flames underneath, attempting to keep the food warm. They are maybe good for short periods of time only, and are not to be trusted or definitely not approved for a more permanent buffet setting. Heat lamps usually fall into this same category. They also are not the best means of maintaining hot holding temperatures for long period of times.

–Employees should be constantly monitoring and maintaining the buffet or salad bar. They should be doing everything from replenishing it to cleaning and checking temperatures frequently.

–No sulfites or sulfiting agents. Sulfites used to be a common preserving agent especially in fruits, maintaining a fresh appearance. Most if not all states prohibit any food facility from applying sulfating agents to fresh fruits and vegetables intended for raw consumption, or to any potentially hazardous foods. Sulfites are still allowed on fruits and vegetables not sold in the raw state, such as dried fruits and grapes used for wine.

–Absolutely no flies or other types of vermin (cockroaches, rodents) can be present. Contrary to what you may have heard, there is no acceptable number or amount of vermin allowed in a food facility. Vermin are strictly illegal in all areas of the establishment. They harbor and can transmit dangerous microorganisms as well as general filth to your food and should not be tolerated.

— No leaking and pooling waste water on the floor area, either from melting ice, or the refrigeration or warmer unit.

–Most foods should have a label identifying the common name of the food, sauce, dressing, condiments etc.

Learning the requirements and potential hazards of a buffet or salad bar is just good consumer awareness and can give you the advantage in preventing a serious food borne illness.

Low Calorie Salad Recipes

What is better than snacking on a salad? The answer is snacking on low calorie salad which also supports fat loss! Salads provide us with the required fiber by our body. It is a low calorie food which is tasty too! There are many ways in which you can make healthy salad recipes.

Some of the low calorie salad recipes for fat loss are as stated below:

1. Black Bean Salad with Feta Cheese:

Ingredients: 1 can of drained black beans, 1 chopped red bell pepper, 2 chopped green onions, 1 cup finely chopped cabbage, 2 ounces feta cheese, one-fourth cup chopped fresh parsley leaves, 1 minced garlic clove, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.

Directions: Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl gently. Cover it and chill for sometime in the fridge. Enjoy this low calorie salad!

2. Corn Salad:

Ingredients: 100 grams fresh corn, 1 chopped onion, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons vinegar, 2 tablespoons fresh basil, salt and pepper to taste.

Directions: Boil the corn and drain. After the corn has cooled, mix the corn kernels, onions, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper according to taste. Cover and keep in fridge to chill. Put in the fresh basil before you serve this salad. This is a simple to make and a low calorie salad recipe. You can add in green or red bell peppers if you like!

3. Cool Cucumber Salad:

Ingredients: 1 cup diced cucumber, 1 diced onion, half cup of diced bell peppers (red and yellow), 2 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, salt and pepper to taste.

Directions: Mix all the above ingredients cucumber, onion, bell peppers, lemon juice, olive oil, parsley, salt and pepper gently in a large salad bowl. Cover and refrigerate. Eat this healthy salad recipe chilled!

4. Tuna Salad:

Ingredients: 200 grams pasta, half tin of drained tuna, 1 small chopped green bell pepper, 1 chopped tomato, 1 tablespoon vinegar.

Directions: Cook the pasta as per instructions on the packet and drain it. Combine the tuna, tomato, bell pepper and mix well in a large bowl. Add the vinegar and serve! This salad is healthy because tuna is a low fat fish and high in proteins!

5. Beet Salad:

Ingredients: Half cup peeled and shredded beet, 1 cup shredded red cabbage, 1 sliced onions, half grated apple, 2 tablespoons vinegar, 1 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, salt and pepper to taste.

Directions: Heat oil in a skillet and stir fry the onions and cabbage till soft. Mix apple, sugar and vinegar together separately and then add this mix to the onions and cabbage in the skillet. Add the shredded beet also. Sprinkle the salt and pepper. Cook for a minute and serve. Another option is to cool and chill in the fridge and then eat.

6. Chicken Salad:

Ingredients: 1 cup cooked bite sized chicken, half cup sliced mushrooms, half cup grated carrots, half cup shredded cabbage, 1 green sliced onion, 1 tablespoon cilantro, 2 tablespoons low fat salad dressing, black pepper.

Directions: Mix all ingredients except green onions in a bowl. Garnish with green onions and pepper. This is a healthy salad recipe.

These low calorie salad recipes for fat loss can be eaten as dinner or lunch or just as a snack. Salads are always healthy, just be careful of what dressing you put on it!

White Chocolate Cake Recipe

 This is a very dense, moist and delicious white chocolate cake – one of my favourites and perfect for Chocolate Week!


For the cake:
310g plain flour
5g baking soda
2g baking powder
3g salt
170g white chocolate, chopped
120ml hot water
225g butter, softened
300g caster sugar
3 eggs
235ml buttermilk

For the icing:
200g white chocolate, chopped
20g plain flour
235ml milk
225g butter, softened
200g caster sugar
5ml vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/175C/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Grease two 9inch round cake tins.
  3. In a bowl sieve together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and the salt.
  4. In a small pan mix together the white chocolate and hot water over a low heat until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth, leave to cool to room temperature.
  5. In a bowl mix together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  6. Add eggs one at a time beating well.
  7. Stir in the flour mixture and buttermilk alternately.
  8. Mix in the melted chocolate.
  9. Put the cake batter into the cake tins and bake for approximately 30 minutes.
  10. Use a fork to see if the cake is cooked, if it comes out clean then it’s ready, if it has some batter on it, cook it for a little longer.
  11. When cooked take out of the tins and cool on a wire rack.
  12. For the icing, in a pan, add the chocolate, flour and milk and melt over a medium heat, stirring constantly, until it is thick and creamy. Allow to cool completely.
  13. In a bowl mix together the butter, sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.
  14. Mix in the white chocolate mixture and beat until it’s thick and creamy.
  15. Spread  between the two layers of cake and over the top and sides of the cake.

There you have it, your delicious, white chocolate cake. Enjoy!

The French Diet – Eat, Drink, and be Thin

French women are known for being beautiful, sexy and slim. Women in France walk around in mini skirts looking graceful and lean all while enjoying the greatest pleasures in life. They eat full fat dairy, butter, real cheese, desserts, red meats, pastas, gourmet breads and top it off with a glass of wine or champagne, yet they continue to have a very low obesity rate – especially when compared to that of North America. There are a few differences between French women and North American women, but it’s nothing you can’t adapt to your own life. By taking a few tips from the French, you will slim down, and it will seem more like heaven in the process than hell.

A lot of diets that we are presented with today brainwash us into thinking that there are “bad” foods and “good” foods. Well, this may be true, but pasta and olive oil are defiantly not on the bad foods list! Diets like this have given Americans the impression that food is bad, so there is a lot of guilt present while we are eating. We tend to feel virtuous if we go all day with only a few bites, or we haven’t eaten carbs in a week. But the truth is, if you deprive yourself like this, you are only going to end up binging, and ruining your diet along with your self confidence. If you want to eat (and look) like a French woman, you can forget about low carb and low fat. French women basically eat anything they want, but they steer clear from one truly bad food group – anything deep fried or processed. They also drink a lot of water with and between meals, which helps you feel full longer, and flushes toxins out of your body which will reduce a bloated look.

A basic diet of a French woman focuses around three main meals each day. French women don’t snack much, but when they do eat, they always eat well. Breakfast will consist of fruit with either full fat yogurt or a croissant and a latte. Lunch will be some meat with a vegetable or salad (don’t forget the cheese and croutons!) along with a small cup of strong coffee and a glass of wine to compliment what you are eating. Dinner will be something like cheese, bread, meat and a vegetable, often followed by dessert and of course, wine. It may seem strange that someone could eat all these foods and still manage to stay slim, but the real secret is that French women listen to their bodies when they feel full. A croissant or muffin in America is about twice the size of one in France. The three course meals they love to cook and dine on might seem more like a bunch of little side dishes to an American. They also never drink to an excess. While it is trendy for North American girls to go out to “get drunk”, a French woman would never dream of doing such a thing. Besides the fact that drinking excess alcohol packs in a lot of calories, they feel that appearing drunk in public is degrading, and they think of alcohol as a compliment for food. They always eat slowly and never eat in front of the T.V. or while reading, because they insist that this will make you overeat. French women don’t like to visit the gym either. Instead of sweating away for hours at the gym, they like to walk everywhere they go. They prefer to walk from store to store picking up nice food for dinner. They also don’t tend to watch a lot of television. They might go for a walk or swim after dinner instead. Another great slimming tip from French women is they love to make love. So after having a nice dinner of bread (a tiny bit), filet mignon (about the size of your palm) and red wine (only a glass or two!), have a roll in the hay with your lover instead of watching the next episode of Sex and the City. You’ll burn calories, rekindle the romance and resist the temptation of snacking while sitting around being bored. This way of eating is not the traditional way an American thinks of a diet. Don’t try to shed 20 pounds in one month. This is unrealistic, difficult and hard to keep off. This way of eating will give you a new way to look at food, and it is something you can keep up you’re whole life, since it doesn’t deprive you of anything. The pounds will come off soon enough if you watch your portions and start walking. And besides, the South Beach Diet may take off the pounds in a month, but it’s sure going to feel like a lot longer than that.

How to Make Fancy Coffee Drinks without the Fuss

Whether it’s a refreshing iced latte or hot Irish coffee, who doesn’t love a fancy coffee drink from time to time?  You don’t have to be a professional barista to prepare gourmet coffee beverages at home. Here are some simple yet satisfying coffee drink recipes which can be made by adding a few extra ingredients. Brew them with regular or decaffeinated coffee and, if you’re really in a hurry, save time by brewing your coffee in a single cup coffee maker in less than a minute.

Vanilla Iced Latte

For starters, let’s go with a simple vanilla iced coffee. Brew as many cups of hot coffee you would like and for every 4 cups, add ¼ cup of vanilla extract and ¼ cup of liquid sugar. You can buy liquid sugar in almost any supermarket. If you are trying to watch your sugar intake feel free to use the substitute of your choice. Finally, add a half of a cup of cream, non-fat milk, or any soy or dairy option of your choice, pour over ice and enjoy!

Irish Cream Coffee

Irish Cream liquor is the not-so-secret ingredient in this next after-dinner drink. Simply take a 7 ounce cup of coffee and add 3 ½ ounces of Irish cream of your choice. Stir it up and enjoy. Want the great taste of Irish Cream without the alcohol? Check your local supermarket for Irish cream flavored coffee creamers, as well as other great flavors like hazelnut and French vanilla.

Mocha Coffee

Maybe you have friends that are chocoholics or maybe you are one yourself. If so, this is the beverage for you. Brew one cup of hot coffee and stir in 1 tablespoon of white or brown sugar. Add 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder and 2 tablespoons of milk for a rich, chocolaty taste. This makes a wonderful dessert drink.

Now that you’re familiar with these easy-to-prepare coffee classics, feel free to experiment with creating tasty new beverages of your own. Just a couple of minor additions can take your morning coffee from ordinary to extraordinary.

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Sandwich Board Marketing – Best Promotional Medium

Believe it or not, putting a sandwich board in a busy area that is visited by open-minded, impulse shoppers who are out on the street is an excellent option to create and maintain brand awareness for promoting and selling products and services of your business.

This is not just because a sandwich board is an economical and appealing option when it comes to promoting and selling products and services, but also because sandwich boards have a long life and require no additional investment while being placed strategically to attract attention of customers.

One of the biggest reasons why sandwich board marketing works is because it provides a message that make customers think and act (buy). A sandwich board with words such as “Looking for urgent cash“, “Buy premium quality garments at the lowest rates“, or “Solution to all your grocery needs” along with the business name, website name, and contact number is bound to bring interested customers without putting a hole in the pocket.

Also called as Marquee Sandwich Boards, Sidewalk Sandwich Boards, Signicade Sandwich Boards, and WindSign Sandwich Boards, these promotional mediums are second to none when it comes to reaping the benefits of mass-scale advertising at a low budget. The fact that these sandwich boards could withstand extreme weather conditions and carried inside and outside the business place with complete ease makes them the best advertising option, especially for small and new businesses. All these and many more benefit truly suggest that the saying, “A sign doesn’t cost money, it makes money!” is completely right.

Moreover, the fact that these promotional boards could be effectively used for attracting customer attention and maintaining profits in the long run, without any maintenance, surely suggest that sandwich boards are the best options as far as business promotion is concerned. If that is not all, the message of a sandwich board could be changed with ease and at will to stay in line with business decisions and market trends. Furthermore, these boards could even be used for specifying the route that leads to the business premises.

In short, sandwich board marketing is the best tool in the armor of modern-day businesses that want to reap it all without putting much at stake.

Constipation Relief Using Carrot Juice

Using juices is an excellent way to deal with constipation. Carrot juice for constipation relief can be a powerful way to deal with bowel movement problems. Carrot juices contain certain oils that work on the mucus membranes of the stomach and colon. This helps with digestion and starts your bowels functioning properly. Carrots are high in fiber and beta-carotene, an antioxidant, which the body converts to vitamin A. Carrots can make your stools softer and larger.

Why are larger stools better? Because larger stools dilute toxins, exposure less toxins to colon walls, and press against colon walls to promote peristaltic action. Large stools are better provided they are not hard. Carrot juice will soften large stools.

Drink carrot juice twice daily for constipation relief, once in the morning and in the evening before bedtime. Using fresh pressed carrot juice will give you better results.
You can drink more carrot juice if you like. Its action on the body produces enormous benefits since it contains a good number of vitamins and minerals – B, C, D, E, K, carotene, sodium, and potassium. These nutrients help to clean out your colon and speed up fecal matter movement.
As you increase the carrot juice you drink, chances are you will feel a little uncomfortable or nausea. This happens when carrot juice reaches your stomach, intestines, and colon and begins stirring up toxic layers in that area. This feeling will pass as you remove toxins and is its nothing to worry about.
If you are pregnant, drink carrot juice daily to build up your breast milk and to provide your baby with the nutrients that it needs

Carrot Juice, Carrots and Celery

Another effective constipation remedy is to use carrot juice with other vegetables that are high in fiber and that have laxative effects.

Celery is high in fiber, potassium, sodium, and many other minerals. It can reduces inflammation and protect against cancer. Celery has a chemical call polyacetylene, which reduces prostaglandins that cause inflammation.

Celery has a calming effect on the nervous system. If you have been using laxatives, which have overworked your colon nerves, celery will help to relax these nerves and give them a rest.

Adding carrot juice to celery juice provides an even better nutritional drink which helps to eliminate constipation. This drink will help to restore nerve function in your colon and improve its health.

Celery has the highest content of organic sodium. This sodium is used throughout the body as lymph saline liquid allowing cells to work, live, and regenerate properly.

Celery is also beneficial for the stomach. The stomach lining is called a sodium organ because the stomach walls are filled with sodium, which prevents the formation of ulcers.

Here’s what to do,

To get the best constipation relief, eat carrots and celery as snacks during the day and for your salads; drink a glass of carrot juice in the morning and one in afternoon. By eating slightly steamed carrots you can increase the carotene available from the carrot by up to 4 times. However, by cooking carrots, you destroy the enzymes that will help you to digest them quickly and completely. Vary your carrot juice by adding celery juice to it.

Boost your carrot juice by juicing with it a few stalks of celery which includes the leaves. The leaves have more nutrients than the stalk and are part of the nutritional value of the celery. This combination is an excellent constipation remedy.

Quick and Easy to Make Clubhouse Sandwich Recipe

We all know the way to produce a peanut butter sandwich or even a hamburger. But if you want to generate some thing bigger than comes in three layers, why do not you study the way to produce the fast and simple clubhouse sandwich recipe.

The clubhouse sandwich has become around for a very long time. It is considered that this originated in club cars of passenger trains. But irrespective of where it came from, there are particular that this meal will always have.

This includes toasted white bread, some chicken crispy bacon and handful of vegetables. If you don’t have chicken, you can attempt changing it for either turkey or shrimp alternatively.

To start out this recipe, you require the following materials so check your refrigerator and publish a minimum of 6 stalks of celery, 2 onions, 8 slices of bacon, 12 slices of toasted white bread, a couple of pounds of chicken, two medium sizes tomatoes and 4 lettuce leaves.

When you’ve every thing ready, you begin by cooking the chicken after which let the temperature reduce right after 25 minutes. As you know, the chicken that is used for the clubhouse sandwich is turned into chicken salad which is why you have to blend it with other materials.

Once the salad is prepared, it really is time to prepare the bacon till it truly is crisp and brown which should be done inside of 4 to 6 moments. You much better transfer the bacon to a paper towel first to drain the surplus oil that is not excellent when you’ve got high cholesterol.

The last thing to do now should be to set every thing together. You get a piece of bread after which spread the chicken salad about the surface. Set some bacon, tomato or lettuce in between just before placing the following layer of bread on top after which it doing it another time until eventually you’ve got 3 layers of bread.

With that, you now possess a clubhouse sandwich. With the amount of ingredients you employed, it is possible to share this with three other guests. Keep in mind, a clubhouse sandwich has to be slashed into quarters and be able to secured with a toothpick. That way, the sandwich will not fall apart ahead of it reaches your mouth. You can also place some side orders in beside the clubhouse sandwich by adding chips or fries.

Now for you to know how to make a clubhouse sandwich, you might have this anytime you want as opposed to ordering it through the restaurant. What is even much better is that you can do this at a much less expensive price particularly when a few of the elements aren’t readily accessible since you can replace these with a thing else.

It’s not important exactly where the clubhouse sandwich came from. What is important is that you realize how to make it so can care about it and share with others.

A single point you should know about the clubhouse sandwich is the fact that is more than simply a snack that is why a lot of folks consume it for dinner. Its light and healthy at the same time as it provides you with a combination of B minerals, iron and protein.

So the next occasion you feel hungry try getting a clubhouse sandwich as opposed to a huge meal. This is really a fast and simple recipe you can make in place of a different dish that may bring you double the time to put together.

Is it the Hoagie, the Hero, or the Sub?

What is the correct name for the Italian sandwich in New Jersey? Is it the Hoagie, the Hero, or the Sub?

New Jerseyans love their food and the most popular sandwich in New Jersey is the Italian sandwich, although it’s not called the Italian sandwich, depending on what part of the state you live in, it is called the Hoagie, Hero, or Sub.

New Jersey, similar to the United States, is divided into two geographic regions with people having different roots, cultural traditions, and food tastes. I-195, running west to east from Trenton to Belmar, is considered the unofficial dividing line, between north and south Jersey.

North and south Jerseyans root for different football teams, different baseball teams, different basketball teams, and have different accents.

In south Jersey, most people who live there had roots in the Philadelphia area. South Jerseyans receive their TV programming and newspapers from Philadelphia and tend to be slower paced with food tastes and food descriptions largely influenced by Philadelphia.

People who live in the more crowded north Jersey are influenced by NYC events and traditions and either have roots in New York or commute to New York to work. North Jerseyans receive their TV programming and newspapers from NYC and tend to be faster paced, with food tastes and food descriptions largely influenced by New York City.

Where did the Italian sandwich come from?

Most of the early twentieth century Italian food in the United States came from the southern Italian immigrants who arrived during the great wave of immigration in the United States from the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s.
Most of these immigrants settled into the large north east cities of New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia.

Many Italians became fishermen, shoemakers, waiters, fruit and food peddlers, and tradesmen, though most were unskilled laborers working in mines, construction jobs, building roads, and as longshoreman on the waterfront.

The southern Italian immigrants from the Naples, Italy region (Neapolitan) brought with them the Italian sandwich, made with baked crusted bread with pointed ends stuffed with cured meats and cheese. Entrepreneurial immigrants seized on the opportunity to peddle the sandwich to the Italian immigrant workers on the docks at the waterfront, and to the laborers at construction sites.

Later on, this tasty sandwich became sought after by Americans and other ethnic groups and they began to include additional varieties of meat, vegetables and cheese. It wasn’t until the end of World War II that the Italian sandwich caught on outside the Italian-American community and began to achieve widespread popularity. At that time, the typical Italian sandwich was made with 12″ long by 3″ wide baked crusted bread with pointed ends, provolone cheese, Italian hard salami, lettuce, tomatoes, oil and vinegar, oregano, salt, and pepper.

How did the Italian sandwich in New Jersey take on the names of Hoagie, Hero, and Sub?

The Origin of the Hoagie
The Hoagie originated in the Philadelphia area. The term is now used in regions such as Scranton, Pittsburgh, southern New Jersey, Delaware, and southern Ohio.

Legend has it that an area of Philadelphia known as Hog Island, a shipyard during World War I, had many Italian immigrant workers who would take large Italian sandwiches made with cured meats, spices, oil, tomatoes, onions, and peppers for their lunches. Because of the location of the shipyard, the workers were nicknamed “hoggies”, and at some point the sandwiches they ate adopted the name “Hoggie”.

After World War II, the “Hoggie” became the “Hoagie” and quickly caught on outside the Italian community and soon achieved the status as the favored sandwich in Philadelphia. South Philly neighborhood “mom and pop” delis began offering the Hoagie as the featured sandwich and Wawa Food Markets began selling Hoagies in the late 1970s. Philadelphians who began the migration to south Jersey in the 50’s, retained the name Hoagie for the popular Italian sandwich.

Former Philadelphia mayor Ed Rendell declared the hoagie the “Official Sandwich of Philadelphia”.

The Origin of the Hero
The Hero originated in New York City. The term is now used in downstate New York and north Jersey.

The name “Hero” is credited to NY Herald Tribune Food writer Clementine Paddleford who wrote in the 1930’s that you needed to be a hero to eat the giant sized Italian sandwich.

Legend has it that in 1905, James Manganaro, who came from Italy to New York to join his cousin in the deli business was responsible for popularizing the Italian sandwich in NYC where he sold the king sized Italian sandwich that later caught on and became the Hero.

The Origin of the Sub
The origin of the name submarine sandwich or “Sub” is widely disputed, with stories of its origin taking place in Boston, MA, Groton, CT and Patterson, NJ. Today the term is used throughout New Jersey and New England, and has spread across the United Sates by the many chain restaurants like Subway, Quiznos, Blimpies, and Jersey Mikes Subs.

One legend credits it being originated at a restaurant in Scollay Square in Boston, MA at the beginning of World War II, and whose customers were large numbers of navy servicemen stationed at the Charlestown Navy Yard who coined the name sub after the hull of the submarine.

Another story places the naming of the sub sandwich during World War II when the naval submarine base in Groton, CT ordered 500 Italian sandwiches a day from Capaldo’s Italian deli in New London, CT and the employees of the deli began to refer to the sandwich as the “Sub”.

The other legend has the earliest date in 1910, when the sub was named by Dominic Conti owner of Dominic Conti’s Grocery Store on Mill Street in Patterson, NJ who observed the similarity of shape with his crusted, pointed end bread sandwich and a local exhibit of the first experimental submarine, and began selling the sandwich as the “sub”.

The Correct Name of Italian Sandwich in New Jersey is the Sub.

The appropriate name for the Italian sandwich in New Jersey is the Sub. Although the location of the origin of the name “Sub” is widely disputed, one of the three popular legends has it that the name “sub” was coined in Patterson, NJ. The Jersey legend also has 1910 as the earliest date of all the legends. Hoagie and Hero clearly have their origins in Philadelphia and New York City.

Sack O’ Subs, with four sub shops in south Jersey, in Absecon, Brigantine, Ocean City, and Ventnor, has it right when they say that in New Jersey the correct name is the Sub. In south Jersey where many other sandwich shops sell “Hoagies”, if you come into their sub shop and ask for a hoagie, they will jokingly remind you that you have crossed over the bridge and you are now in Jersey and it’s called a “Sub”.

What Makes One Pick A Chocolate?

It is very clear that the chocolate culture of countries is very different in all aspects. Whether it is about the way it is made, the way it is displayed or even it is sold, things are completely different. Maybe due to this diversity there are chances that people get really interested about the variety of chocolates available in several parts of earth. Same is in the case of baking chocolate bars and bittersweet chocolate. Some people are really in love with these stuffs and they are not ashamed t admits it. It is really because of the standards chocolate having everywhere. They are not just sweets but they are classy and fabulous exactly like perfect women. It is something usually people say about women but a well made chocolate cake or bar is not less than any women on earth. However, not everyone are so excited about chocolates and thus most of the sales are focused on those communities that are exceptionally marketing on chocolates or are really vulnerable to chocolate temptations. Well, it is easy to say why someone is picking up chocolate for an occasional celebration or gifting when there are too many other options to pick.

Understanding this fact is what makes one intelligent in picking up chocolate avoiding other options. Anyways, it is not always true that chocolates are dominant when considering other options. It is the reputation that chocolates have when compared to others. Chocolates can also become a wrong choice if the occasion or person you choose is not a perfect one.

Think about the possibilities and enjoy the facts that galore. It is really worth a research because no matter how hard you are making the research, baking chocolate bars and bittersweet chocolate options will make you confused in time. All you can do is to try and understand as much as things regarding these options and ensure that the reason behind your activity is true and really suitable for such a present. In case if you find anything wrong then there is no other way to rectify other than to avoid the product.

Well, it will be the toughest thing you will go through in the recent times. Think about the possibilities and see how good they are making things go excellent. It is all about making things perfect from just OK. Anything can be a good gift or a sweet but to become a perfect one it should have qualities and features like chocolate. Which is turn only chocolate can claim. This is one most important reason why people are choosing chocolate above all in their special occasions.

Health Concerns for Buying Aloe Vera Juice

Buy Aloe Vera Juice – Set yourself Free from Health Concerns

When it comes to thwart the effect of piercing heat, quenching your thirst, or to boost your energy levels, you often try different types of drinks. While cold drinks give you little bit respite from the scorching summer, drinking water wets your dry throat. Likewise, fruit juice helps energize you appreciably when it matters the most.

Though, there is one drink that is multipurpose and suffices a bulk of your motives, and it is ‘Aloe vera juice‘. If you have so far no idea about this drink and pondering upon its whereabouts, then just to let you know, it is really a very healthy juice. However, before learning about it more let us move to know about the plant behind its existence.

What is Aloe Vera?

It is a succulent plant holds the tendency to grow in vivid climates. Aloe is any plant belonging to the liliaceous family, and scientific meaning of the word ‘vera’ is true or genuine. Hence, the term ‘Aloe vera’ resembles a true plant, and it really proves true to its meaning considering a volume of benefits that it really offers.

It can comfortably withstand a chilling temperature of up to 120 degree Fahrenheit. Likewise, it is equally capable of surviving in rain-forests, droughts, and other adverse conditions until its roots are intact. The plant offers a variety of health gains when used in apt quantity in different products. It comprises an important constituent of several facial creams. Moreover, its stems produce sap, which comes handy in the preparation of aloe vera juice, which owns a multitude of benefits.

Why buy aloe vera juice?

Multiple reasons could instantly prompt you to buy this one of its kind aloe vera juice, some of which includes as below:

Cures digestion

Its magical juice takes care of bowel problems, thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties it contains. It also protects you from digestive problems

Lets you reduce weight

It helps you shed off those extra ponds from your body. However, it does not perform this act directly, but through the reduction of toxins from your body. Consequently, healthy immune system leads you to lose your excess mass.

Combats inflammation

Drinking aloe vera juice can minimize the effect of inflammation significantly. The twelve substances that it contains help you get rid of the intense pain your body experiences due to inflammation. Chances are brighter that you regain your lost desire to the things that you care capable of.

Cures Oral problems

Drinking aloe vera juice can improve your dental health appreciably. It relieves you from the piercing pain of ulcers and cold sores in the mouth. Dentists often recommend washing the mouth with this juice after various dental procedures like scaling, root canal therapy, etc. As per research, it can significantly reduce the common dental problem of oral lichen planus, which is a long lasting disease and can affect the mouth badly.

These and many more benefits keep on encouraging the people to opt for this nutritious juice. While you make it a habit to drink it regularly, you may well keep yourselves free of a wide range of health hassles.

The Names of Different Coffee Drinks

Coffee drinks have many different names that come from many sources. Coffee houses have 64 drink selections they agree have the same basic recipe. Some of these drinks have different names or have a number of variations. A good barista is one who knows how to make all of these drinks.

Affogato is Italian for drowned. This can be a drink or served as a dessert a drink or dessert with espresso that may also incorporate caramel sauce or chocolate sauce.

The Baltimore is an equal mix of decaffeinated and caffeinated brewed coffee while the Black Eye is dripped coffee with a double shot of espresso creating a strong taste.

The Black Tie is a traditional Thai Iced Tea, which is a spicy and sweet mixture of chilled black tea, orange blossom water, star anise, crushed tamarind, sugar and condensed milk or cream, with a double shot of espresso.

The Breven is made with steamed half & half cream while the Caffè Americano or simply Americano is prepared by adding hot water to espresso, giving a similar strength, but different flavor from regular drip coffee. The strength of an Americano varies with the number of shots of espresso added. Variations include the Long Black, Lungo and Red eye.

The European Café au Lait is a continental tradition known by different names, but is the most popular drink in European coffee houses. It is made using strong or bold coffee as well as espresso that is mixed with scalded milk in a 1 to 1 ratio.

Cafe Bombon was made popular in Valencia, Spain and modified to suit European tastes and many parts of Asia such as Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. The basic European recipe uses espresso served with sweetened condensed milk in a 1 to1 ratio. The Asian version uses coffee and sweetened condensed milk at the same ratio. For visual effect, a glass is used, to create two separate bands of contrasting color.
In America, the Caffe Latte is a portion of espresso and steamed milk, generally in a 2 to 1 ratio of milk to espresso, with a little foam on top. This beverage was popularized by large coffee chains such as Starbucks.

The Cafe Medici starts with a double shot of espresso extracted using a double filter basket in a portafilter that is poured over chocolate syrup and orange or lemon peel, which is usually topped with whipped cream. This drink originated at Seattle’s historic Last Exit on Brooklyn coffeehouse.

A Café Mmélange is a black coffee mixed or covered with whipped cream. This drink is most popular in Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

A Cafe Miel has a shot of espresso, steamed milk, cinnamon, and honey. Miel is honey in Spanish.

Coffee milk is similar to chocolate milk; but coffee syrup is used instead. It is the official state drink of Rhode Island in the United States.

A Cafe mocha or Mocha is a variant of a caffe latte, but a portion of chocolate is added, typically in the form of chocolate syrup. When bought from a vending system, instant chocolate powder is used. Mochas can contain dark or milk chocolate.

Moccaccino is a term used in some regions of Europe and the Middle East to describe caffe latte with cocoa or chocolate. In the U.S., it usually refers to a cappuccino made with chocolate.

Cafe Zorro is a double espresso added to hot water in a 1 to ratio.

Ca phe sua da is a unique Vietnamese coffee recipe that means iced milk coffee. Mix black coffee with about a quarter to a half as much sweetened condensed milk, then pour over ice. Phe sua nong means hot milk coffee, which excludes ice. In Spain, a similar drink is called Cafe del Tiempo, hot, or Cafe con Hielo, ice.

Cappuccino is a coffee-based drink prepared with espresso, hot milk, and steamed milk foam. It is served in a porcelain cup, which has far better heat retention. The foam on top of the cappuccino acts as an insulator to help retain the heat, allowing it to stay hotter longer.

The Caramel Machiatto or C-Mac is a vanilla latte with foam and gooey caramel drizzled on top, while Chai Latte notes that the steamed milk of a normal cafè latte is being flavored with a spiced tea concentrate.

A Chocolate Dalmatian is a white chocolate mocha topped with java chip and chocolate chip while Cinnamon Spice Mocha is mixed cinnamon syrup, topped with foam and cinnamon powder.

A Cortado, Pingo or Garoto is an espresso with a small amount of warm milk to reduce the acidity. The ratio of milk or steamed milk to coffee is between 1 to 1 to1 to 2. Milk is added after the espresso.

Decaf is a beverage made with decaffeinated beans while a Dirty Chai is Chai tea made with a single shot of espresso.

An Eggnog Latte is a seasonal blend of steamed 2% milk and eggnog, espresso and a pinch of nutmeg. In Germany, the Eiskaffee, ice cream coffee consists of chilled coffee, milk, sweetener, vanilla ice cream, and sometimes whipped cream.

An Espresso Romano is a shot of espresso with a small rind of lemon and sugar added.

A Flat White is prepared by pouring creamy steamed milk from the bottom of the jug over a single shot of espresso creating a lighter froth. This drink originated in New Zealand and Australia.

Frappuccino is the name and registered trademark of Starbucks blended ice beverage and bottled coffee beverage that may different flavors.

Galao is a hot drink from Portugal made of espresso and foamed milk. It is made in a tall glass with about one quarter coffee, three quarters foamed milk.

Guillermo was originally made with one or two shots of hot espresso, poured over slices of lime or on ice; sometimes served with a touch of milk.

Another seasonal blend, a Gingerbread Latte consists of steamed milk, espresso, gingerbread syrup, topped with a pinched of nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla powder.

Greek frappé coffee is a foam-covered iced coffee drink made from spray-dried instant coffee. It is a very popular Greek summer drink.

A Green Eye, also known as Triple Death, is dripped coffee with a triple shot of espresso.
Half-caf is made with half and half parts caffeinated beans and decaffeinated beans. Iced coffee varieties include Farmers Union Iced Coffee and Toddy coffee.

South Indian Coffee, also known as Madras Filter Coffee or Kaapi is a sweet milky coffee made from dark roasted coffee beans and chicory. It is especially popular in the southern states of India.

Instant coffee is a beverage derived from dehydrated brewed coffee beans that come in powder or granules. Some brands include Chock full o’Nuts, Japanese canned coffee, Moccona and Nescafe.

Irish coffee is coffee combined with whiskey and cream, often further sweetened with sugar.

Kopi susu is found in Malaysian Borneo and Indonesia. Kopi susu means coffee milk and is served in a glass of cooled mixed black Arabica coffee including grounds with about a quarter to a half a glass of sweetened condensed milk. Kopi Turbruk uses sugar instead of sweetened condensed milk.

Libbylou is a hot espresso made with equal parts mocha and white mocha topped with espresso and steamed half & half. Served plain without a topping,

Liqueur coffee, is brewed coffee with a shot of liqueur and usually served in a warmed glass. Sugar is required in the coffee mixture to help the cream float. There are 17 varieties; each uses a different liqueur.

Macchiato is an espresso with a dash of foamed milk that is put directly into the espresso cup, then espresso is drawn into the cup. Cocoa is then sprinkled over the drink.

Mary Turner Coffee is a soft amount of milk, 3 sweeteners, and the rest coffee.

Mazagran is a long cold coffee beverage from Portugal and served in a tall glass. It is made with at least strong coffee, usually espresso, lemon and ice. Sometimes sugar, rum or water is added or a fast version uses previously sweetened espresso in a cup with ice cubes and a slice of lemon.

Mochasippi is prepared by baristas in coffee houses in southern states. Similar to the Mocha, but a Mochasippi contains actual shots of espresso rather than a powdered instant coffee.

Pumpkin Spice Latte is a Fall seasonal blend of steamed milk, espresso, sugar, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, topped with foam and a pinch of pumpkin pie spice.

Pocillo is a shot or small portion of unsweetened coffee, now usually made either using a espresso machine or a moka maker, but traditionally made using a cloth drip and served in cups made for the purpose in Latin America.

Raspberry Mocha is a regular mocha with raspberry flavoring.

Red Eye is a dripped coffee with a single shot of espresso while a Red Tie is a traditional

Thai Iced Tea, a spicy and sweet mixture of chilled black tea, orange blossom water, star anise, crushed tamarind, sugar and condensed milk or cream along with a single shot of espresso.

A Red Tux is a Zebra Mocha with raspberry flavoring.

Regular Coffee in New York City, a regular coffee with cream and sugar. A variant phrasing is coffee regular.

Ristretto is a very short shot of espresso coffee. All strengths of flavors are usually attributed to espresso in general, but are more pronounced in Ristretto.

Skinny Latte is a reduced calorie latte made with steamed non-fat milk and artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda or Equal. A Soy Latte is a latte made with steamed soy milk.

A Torpedo is is made by placing the froth from steamed milk in cup with espresso coffee falling though the froth. The torpedo creates a very clean and distinct flavor for those who prefer a stronger taste of espresso than through conventional cappuccino.

Triple C’s combines Cinnamon Dolce Latte with caramel syrup and chocolate syrup.

Turkish coffee is made by immersing the coffee grounds in water that is hot but not boiling long enough to dissolve the flavorsome compound. In Turkey, sweetness used is from a pinch to two teaspoons. Pouring that creates the most foam is considered the best cup.

Vienna coffee is the name of a popular traditional cream based coffee beverage. Made by preparing two shots of strong black espresso in a coffee cup, it is infused with whipped cream until the cup is full; then topped with more cream and chocolate sprinklings.

White Chocolate Mocha or sometimes referred to as White Mocha and is a sweet mixture espresso, steamed milk, white chocolate syrup. This sugary drink is often topped with whipped cream.

Yuanyang, sometimes also called Ying Yong, is a popular beverage in Hong Kong. Made of a mixture of coffee and Hong Kong-style milk tea, it is served hot or cold. Yuanyang means pair of two unlike items as used in this drink.

Zebra Mocha, sometimes known as a Black Tux, is a mixture of regular mocha with a white chocolate mocha.

Mary Turner Coffee is a soft amount of milk, 3 sweeteners, and the rest coffee.

Mazagran is a long cold coffee beverage fromPortugal and served in a tall glass. It is made with at least strong coffee, usually espresso, lemon and ice. Sometimes sugar, rum or water is added or a fast version uses previously sweetened espresso in a cup with ice cubes and a slice of lemon.

Mochasippi is prepared by baristas in coffee houses in southern states. Similar to the Mocha, but a Mochasippi contains actual shots of espresso rather than a powdered instant coffee.

Pumpkin Spice Latte is a Fall seasonal blend of steamed milk, espresso, sugar, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, topped with foam and a pinch of pumpkin pie spice.

Pocillo is a shot or small portion of unsweetened coffee, now usually made either using a espresso machine or a moka maker, but traditionally made using a cloth drip and served in cups made for the purpose inLatin America.

Raspberry Mocha is a regular mocha with raspberry flavoring.

Red Eye is a dripped coffee with a single shot of espresso while a Red Tie is a traditional Thai Iced Tea, a spicy and sweet mixture of chilled black tea, orange blossom water, star anise, crushed tamarind, sugar and condensed milk or cream along with a single shot of espresso.

A Red Tux is a Zebra Mocha with raspberry flavoring.

Regular Coffee inNew York City, a regular coffee with cream and sugar. A variant phrasing is coffee regular.

Ristretto is a very short shot of espresso coffee. All strengths of flavors are usually attributed to espresso in general, but are more pronounced in Ristretto.

Skinny Latte is a reduced calorie latte made with steamed non-fat milk and artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda or Equal. A Soy Latte is a latte made with steamed soy milk.

A Torpedo is is made by placing the froth from steamed milk in cup with espresso coffee falling though the froth. The torpedo creates a very clean and distinct flavor for those who prefer a stronger taste of espresso than through conventional cappuccino.

Triple C’s combines Cinnamon Dolce Latte with caramel syrup and chocolate syrup.

Turkish coffee is made byimmersing the coffee grounds in water that is hot but not boiling long enough to dissolve the flavorsome compound. InTurkey, sweetness used is from a pinch to two teaspoons. Pouring that creates the most foam is considered the best cup.

Viennacoffee is the name of a popular traditional cream based coffee beverage. Made by preparing two shots of strong black espresso in a coffee cup, it is infused with whipped cream until the cup is full; then topped with more cream and chocolate sprinklings.

White Chocolate Mocha or sometimes referred to as White Mocha and is a sweet mixture espresso, steamed milk, white chocolate syrup. This sugary drink is often topped with whipped cream.

Yuanyang, sometimes also called Ying Yong, is a popular beverage inHong Kong. Made of a mixture of coffee and Hong Kong-style milk tea, it is served hot or cold. Yuanyang means pair of two unlike items as used in this drink.

Zebra Mocha, sometimes known as a Black Tux, is a mixture of regular mocha with a white chocolate mocha.

Some of these drinks include coffee for drip makers and espresso. Try one and make your own variation.

How To Create Healthy Powerhouse Sandwich Recipes

Making healthy sandwiches allows you the opportunity to utilize your creative talents in the kitchen once again. Sandwiches can be created as an entire meal, providing all the nutrients necessary for your healthy living.

To create a healthy powerhouse sandwich, use your imagination, by including herbs such as fresh basil leaves, cilantro or fresh parsley. Fresh watercress gives a sandwich a great nippy taste; in addition it gives an appealing look and has virtually no calories. Did you know that watercress is a good source of beta carotene, calcium, iron and potassium?

Fresh chives, which contain sulphur oil (which may lower blood pressure if one consistently eats a large amount), fresh romaine lettuce, is low in calories and high in fiber. Try to choose the dark green leafy lettuce; spinach which is full of vitamin A and folate, and high in Vitamin C and potassium, is an excellent choice for sandwiches as it is also a vegetarian source of protein.

When creating your sandwiches, try using sliced whole rings of green, red, or yellow peppers, as they are not only colourful, but an excellent low calorie source of Vitamin C.

Try using sandwich style sliced dill pickles (patted dry)or cucumbers sliced. Crisp fresh snow peas, are low in calories and high in Vitamins A and C. Snow peas, besides containing protein, help to create a nutritionally complete meal when combined with whole grain products.

Sliced beef steak tomatoes make a great addition to any sandwich. Try using asparagus or green capers on top of your filler. We have only the a few “green” and some red vegetable and herb ideas to season your sandwiches.

Fillings for healthy sandwiches are where we need to use care in calorie use. Always use a light Miracle Whip, light cream cheese or Dijon mustard. Light Miracle Whip and cream cheese taste just as good as the regular products and are one half or less than the calories and fat.

The most favorite fillings for sandwiches are hard boiled eggs, tuna, shrimp, roast beef, thinly sliced ham, smoked salmon in thin slices with cream cheese and capers, various light cheeses, such as Edam, Light Mozzarella, Provolone, Asiago, avocado sliced or in a spread, artichoke tapenade, Black Forest Ham, chicken salad spread, chicken breast slices,

Avocados, which incidentally, are fruits, are high in the “good” fats, meaning mono-saturated, but always remember they are high in calories and fats. These are only a few ideas, but, add the greens previously mentioned and you will have a deluxe healthy sandwich when a good protein is added to your greens.

The last item I will write about is bread, one of the most important items. The healthy breads to look for are logically the ones that contain whole grains, oat, flax, spelt bread, rye bread. These breads contain the “good” carbohydrates that constitute a healthy food choice.

White flour breads have no nutritional value for our bodies. Please try to introduce these good choice breads to your children at any early age, so they will become accustomed to eating healthy bread for healthy living.

Creating healthy appealing powerhouse sandwiches is a learned craft; you will be using all the necessary nutrients of a healthy meal for healthy living. There are a multitude of other types of healthy sandwiches, party sandwiches, rolled sandwiches, pinwheel roll-up sandwiches and even wraps to enjoy creating for you and your family.

You will be surprised at just how creativity bursts out in you when you start making these healthy recipes. These breads taste marvelous, but, it is sometimes a chore to talk children into them. Start children with a good 100% whole wheat bread that is fresh. I am certain that once you add the choice of good healthy items for the sandwich covered with the good bread, your child will love it. Later on, you can slowly introduce other varieties to him/her.

Fortunately, we now have available to us bagels, crusties, and many breads with 100% whole wheat plus many other nutrients in the breads for healthy living.

If you are making sandwiches with sauces, it is easy to eliminate butter or margarine. Replace it with mustard, low-calorie Mayonnaise, light cream cheese. It will eliminate 100 calories to your sandwich.

We have given you a start on your creative power sandwich making. Use your imagination and run with it.
Learn all about the healthy vegetables and how to use them for power sandwich making for healthy living.

Health benefits of lauki juice

Bottle gourd or lauki has numerous medicinal benefits. It is rich in iron and also contains vitamins C and B complex, including sodium and potassium. Lauki is low in calories and fat, high in dietary fibre.The vegetable is beneficial for hypersensitive people, digestive disorders and diabetics. Due to its high water content, it has a cooling effect on our body. The cooked lauki is diuretic and easy to digest; effective against constipation. Bottle gourd is being used in treating urinary disorders lie burning sensation in urinary passage due to high acidic urine. Also lauki juice has the potential for breaking stones in the body.

Lauki is very effective in balancing liver function and is helpful to treat inflamed liver .Lauki juice also prevents premature graying hair by consuming daily in the early morning, nervous diseases and is beneficial as a medicine for insomnia. Bottle gourd juice is useful in treating insanity, epilepsy and other nervous diseases. It is well known for the treatment of blood pressure and heart diseases and alleviates bronchitis, asthma and cough. Lauki juice gives relief to excessive thirst due to severe diarrhea, diabetes and extreme use of fried foods. Further, a glass of lauki juice everyday helps in curing hair fall and baldness. It also creates radiant skin and prevents acne and other breakouts on skin.Moreover, lauki juice with a pinch of black pepper helps in losing weight.So, include lauki juice in your daily plan to have the numerous health benefits.

Take care of your liver

The liver is the largest single gland in the body.If there is any damage to the liver, then there can be serious complications, such as constipation, chronic gastritis, morning sickness, problems, etc. with the liver could be jaundice, hepatitis, cirrhosis and hepatomegaly i.e. enlarged liver, all which are potentially fatal diseases. Therefore it is very important to properly care for the liver. Following are some tips to improve the health of your liver:

• Drink lemon juice as it helps the liver detoxify quickly

• Neem has cleansing properties and reduces level of toxins in the liver. It can also control the excessive secretion of bile.

• Karela or bitter lemon is used for detoxification, blood purification and liver care. It helps to treat indigestion, liver dysfunction, and jaundice.

• Avoid coffee, tea and alcohol as it results in the formation of toxic substances.

• Drink a combination of vegetable juice like spinach and carrot. It also helps in detoxification of the liver.

Secret of long healthy hair

Long hair is a dream of all women and young girls. Natural remedies can make hair healthy and long. Below are some beneficial tips for How to get long healthy hair.

• Drink coconut water at least twice a week as it is a miracle ingredient for your hair

• Eat well balanced meals rich in vitamin A, vitamin B, and vitamin C.

• Apply a hair mask of egg, castor and vinegar.

• Mix coconut oil and few table spoons of gooseberry juice .Gently massage your hair.

• Cashew nuts are very nutritious for hair
Also, dont use clips that pull hair from scalp and use wide-toothed combs. You can also take multi-vitamins to grow long hair.

The Summer Drink – Green Tea on the Rocks!

Most health enthusiasts would have you believe that drinking Green Tea, at least 6 cups a day, would promote you to a state of healthy “nirvana”. But is it really true? Is Green Tea all that health fad experts claim it to be?

Green tea is believed to originate from China but has found its way into many of the Far Eastern countries. The ancient religious sages clearly understood the importance of this beverage to the body and mind. The art of preparing and drinking Green tea was preserved, from generation to generation in Eastern countries, through their culture and ritualistic ceremonies.

Taking a scientific look at Green Tea, research shows that Green tea is packed with polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin-3-gallate. EGCG for short. EGCGs work as antioxidants and have the potential to provide a number of health benefits.

  • EGCGs support the immune system. They help to support cellular heath by helping the body to promote the production of certain immune cells.
  • EGCGs help to support cardiovascular health.
  • They also assist the body to maintain healthy glucose levels.
  • Green Tea may be of use in weight management programs as it is believed to assist the body in burning calories more quickly.
  • Green tea has oral anti-bacterial properties.
  • It is also believed to have anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Green tea can help to increase mental alertness.
  • Green tea helps to support healthy skin. The antioxidants in green tea help support the healthy production of collagen and elastin, the basic skin structure which helps keep skin soft, supple and firm.

So then, we can conclude—drinking green tea is really good for health! This summer, why not begin a healthy practice by introducing green tea into your every day life. Make it your No. 1 summer drink. Here are some great recipes to beat the heat:

  1. Prepare a pitcher of Green tea. You can either brew the leaves or use a concentrated Green tea supplement. Just add a few drops of concentrated Green tea to a pitcher of ice water. Mix in a few scrapings of fresh ginger, a squeeze of lime and a few mint leaves. This makes a delicious, thirst-quenching drink to beat the summer heat. It’s great for digestion as well as antioxidant power.
  2. Add a few drops of Green tea concentrates in your ice cubes. The next time you add ice to any of your preferred beverage, you’re also adding antioxidant value to it! In fact, by adding Green tea to any citrus beverage, you can increase the antioxidant strength by five times.
  3. Add a few drops of Green tea concentrate to any smoothie or milk shake.
  4. You can turn ordinary desserts into Green tea delicacies. Try adding a few drops of Green tea to any gelatin dessert, cake mixes, or even an apple pie recipe!

There are a variety of opportunities to make Green tea a part of your regular diet. You can drink freshly brewed tea whenever you have the time to brew it or use convenient supplements like Green Tea Plus.Just a few drops are equivalent to 6 cups of Green Tea!

Chocolate Truffle Cake: A chocolate heaven

Pizza Hut is a great place to dine with a variety of pizzas, deserts and drinks on the offer. Pizza Hut is one such place which offers great family time. There are certain things which are all the same at all Pizza Hut outlets be it anywhere.

This time when we went to Pizza Hut dine-in outlet in Sushant Lok, like always we were greeted by their ever impressive staff who informed us about their latest chocolate truffle cake. When we took a look of the same in the menu card it gave a feel of a very yummy chocolate cake. My son being a chocolate fan was really adamant on ordering it along with his favourite cheese garlic bread. So we went ahead and ordered for the truffle cake with the choice of our regular pizzas and garlic bread for our son.

Being a vegetarian it is difficult to find good eggless cake which would really tempt you to it especially when it comes at a normal price. Being really honest, the sight of cake was really mouth watering so one can image its taste. Especially the thick layer of chocolate with a lavish top coat of choco chips can really make one forget about the calorie count at any time.

It was a very light and fluffy chocolate delight. The texture of the cake is bound to impress anyone to fall in love with it. It is really a slice of chocolate heaven. The chocolate is so tasty that it just melts in the mouth. And the taste of the same lingers for a long time which left us wanting for more. It was by then that we realized that we wanted to have some more of the awesome cake, so my husband ordered another one for all of us.

The delicious chocolate truffle cake is a light and delicious chocolate delight for every age group. All of us had an amazing time eating the hot pizzas and the lip smacking cake. Ones taste buds are sure to get satisfied with this delicious cake which offers lingering taste not for tongue but for mind as well.

The 5-Green Juice Recipe

If you are looking for the Five Green Juice recipe, I can assume that you are also interested in weight loss. In fact, the 5-Green Juice is also one of the most popular vegetable juice recipes with outstanding results for weight loss and detox.

This recipe was originated from the traditional Chinese wisdom.

In Hong Kong, you can buy it fresh from any juice store. They are made to order and at a very economic price. If you are doing juice fasting, a daily glass of fresh green juice is highly recommended. Surely the 5 Green is on top of the list.

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Even it is easily available and cheap to buy, you are highly recommended to make it at home. Because the best time to drink is first in the morning when your stomach is empty. DIY and your whole family can enjoy this healthy and delicious drink. If you don’t have a juicer at home, buy one. A basic home juicer will be able to produce this healthy weight loss drink in a minute.

The Five Green Juice Receipe

2 celery stalks
1 green apple
1/4 cucumber
1/4 bitter melon
1/2 green pepper

1. Wash all ingredients;
2. Seeded green apple, bitter melon, green pepper;
3. Put all ingredients into a juicer;
4. Do not add water.

The taste is relatively sweet (green apple and cucumber neutralize the bitterness of bitter melon).

The 5 Green Juice is exceptionally good at preventing high blood pressure, cholesterol disorders and constipation. People suffering from pimples and acne should also benefit from this drink. However there are a few things to note:

1. Not suitable for female during monthly periods.
2. Filter the pulp if you wish.
3. Drink immediately after juicing (or within 10 minutes).
4. Best effect on empty stomach, recommended drinking first in the morning.
5. Drink it at least once a week to achieve maximum weight loss and detox results.